UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Summer 2012 New Publications

Compiled by Steve Tjosvold

Maintaining Microirrigation Systems

This handy publication discusses the maintenance issues of microirrigation systems that can be used on tree crops, row crops, and trees and vines. Chapters include an overview of maintenance needs, monitoring and water assessment, causes and prevention of clogging, flushing and safety concerns. Also includes methods of preventing root intrusion, soil ingestion, bacterial growth, and backflow contamination. One of a series of water management handbooks prepared by the UC Irrigation Program; it is not eligible for discounts.  $16.00

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Authors:  Larry Schwankl, Blaine Hanson, Terry Prichard

ANR Publication # 21641

 ISBN  978-1-60107-778-3



Sprinkle Irrigation of Row and Field Crops

This manual provides practical information on the design, management, and maintenance of the sprinkle irrigation methods commonly used in California for irrigating field and row crops, with a focus on  hand-move, wheel line, and portable solid-set systems.  Inside you'll find discussion of management considerations such as when to irrigate, how much water to apply, and how to monitor soil moisture.  You'll also find an overview of uniformity and efficiency, sprinkle lateral design considerations, calculating pressure losses along laterals, factors affecting uniformity, effect of pressure spacing, and wind on catch can uniformity, as well as evaluating and improving sprinkle irrigation systems. A chapter on energy considerations covers pump selection, factors that affect pumping plant performance, pump performance tests, variable speed drives for pumping plants, and measures to consider to reduce energy use. Handy tables clearly illustrate key concepts to help you with decision making and trouble-shooting.  Contains 46 illustrations and 28 tables, as well as 8 appendices of selected cover-crop coefficient relationships.  $25.00

Authors: Blaine Hanson, Larry Schwankl, Steve Orloff, Blake Sanden

ANR Publication # 3527

ISBN  978-1-60107-699-1



New or Revised Pest Notes

Bee and Wasp Stings


Cottony Cushion Scale


Delusory Parasitosis


Field Bindweed


Green Kyllinga


Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns




Spider Mites



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