A classic ATTRA publication has just been updated by author Mike Morris. The Irrigator’s Pocket Guide is a take-to-the-field guide that demystifies the art of irrigation management, explains everything you need to know about soil moisture and crop water use, and shows you how to optimize crop yields while conserving water, soil, and energy.
The Equipment Maintenance half of the book features exceedingly clear and detailed maintenance and troubleshooting procedures for pumps, motors, engines, control panels, and distribution systems. The Water Management guide on the other side of the book provides a step-by-step guide to irrigation water management for sprinkler, surface, and microirrigation systems.
A limited number of print copies are available, in a convenient 4″ x 6″ format with durable waterproof covers, or the publication is available for download. Specially adapted versions of this publication are available for New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and California, through ATTRA’s topic area on Water.
A limited number of print copies are available for free at our office, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 291 Morton Ave., Millville, 08332.
The pocket guide can be found online at: attra.ncat.org/publication/irrigatorspocket-guide/.