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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Performance assessment, monitoring and evaluation of a portable sprinkler irrigation system at CSIR-Crops Research Institute


Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2014, Pages 891–897

 Performance assessment, monitoring and evaluation of a portable sprinkler irrigation system at CSIR-Crops Research Institute

P. Oteng-Darko1, E. Annan-Afful2, E. Ofori3, and S. K. Amponsah4

1 CSIR-Crops research Institute, P. O. Box 3785, Kumasi, Ghana
2 CSIR-Crops research Institute, P. O. Box 3785, Kumasi, Ghana
3 Department of Agricultural Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
4 CSIR-Crops research Institute, P. O. Box 3785, Kumasi, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 7 August 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Increased pressures on the finite water resources of the world are requiring the irrigation sector to become more accountable for its water use. There are a multitude of factors which can affect the uniformity of an irrigation system. An evaluation or performance assessment of irrigation systems can point out flaws or otherwise of an irrigation system for improvement. An evaluation of a recently installed sprinkler irrigation system was done to gather the necessary data needed to determine the systems performance and also to determine whether excessive application loses were occurring in the system. The assessment took into account the operating pressures, lateral and sprinkler discharges, sprinkler distribution patterns and uniformity coefficient. Operating pressures and discharge deviated marginally from manufacturers specifications. A uniformity coefficient of 84.13% suggested a good system with very minimal water loses.

Author Keywords: Discharge, operating pressures, uniformity coefficient, irrigation, sprinkler.


How to Cite this Article


P. Oteng-Darko, E. Annan-Afful, E. Ofori, and S. K. Amponsah, “Performance assessment, monitoring and evaluation of a portable sprinkler irrigation system at CSIR-Crops Research Institute,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 891–897, September 2014.