Hagood, Mel A. Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.
- Use of water by plants
- Consumptive use
- Soil, plant, and water relationships
- Water quality
- Methods of application
- Automated systems
- Multiple uses
- Humid and arid regions
- Additional Reading
The artificial application of water to the soil to produce plant growth. Irrigation also cools the soil and atmosphere, making the environment favorable for plant growth. The use of some form of irrigation is well documented throughout the history of civilization.
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