Updated Jul 10, 2019
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A high flow, short radius sprinkler set for short irrigation times on small plotshttps://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/irrigation-uganda
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Traditional sprinkler sets are designed for overlapping sprinklers spread over a large area for longer periods of rime. However many farmers in Uganda have small irregular shaped plots and neighbors irrigate at different times. They also are busy with other activities and do not want to have long irrigation times.
This system applies a high rate of water over a small area. This takes advantage of the high initial infiltration rate of dry soils, and is only run for short times. Farmers are able to only apply water to their own plot and use all the water delivered by a small engine pump on their own field.
Kate Scow- Professor of Soil Science and Microbial Ecology in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis Helen Acuku- Program Manager, Teso Womens Development Initiative. Betty Ikalany - Executive Director, Teso Womens Development Initiative. Abraham Salomon - Project manager of 'Innovations in Dry Season Horticulture' in Uganda.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN