Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape

Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape

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Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape provides a logical and scientifically sound approach to irrigation in urban areas in Australia. It is based on green space delivering defined outcomes using the principles of water sensitive urban design and irrigation efficiency. The book covers all stages of the water pathway from the source to delivery into the plant root zone. Major topics include system planning, estimating water demand, water quality, irrigation systems, soil management and irrigation performance evaluation. Features include clearly presented explanations, line drawings and worked examples and a plant water use database covering more than 250 plant species. A Water Management Planning template is included to guide water managers and operators through a process that will deliver a sound plan to achieve sustainable turf, urban trees and landscapes. Best Management Practice Irrigation principles are outlined and their implementation in open space turf and landscape situations is explained. The benefits and limitations of the various methods of delivering water to plants are covered, together with case studies and guidelines for specific horticultural situations. Methodologies to evaluate irrigated sites are included along with recommended benchmark values.A well-prepared and thorough specifications document is an excellent aid in achieving a quality irrigation system. ... 0 inspection and permits 0 marking out 0 site plans 0 maintenance manuals and training 0 testing of system 0 final inspection 0 spare parts and tools 0 pumping plant 0 filtration equipment 0 pipes ... and Toro.

Title:Water Use Efficiency for Irrigated Turf and Landscape
Author:Geoff Connellan
Publisher:CSIRO PUBLISHING - 2013


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