Small-Scale Irrigation Options
Publication Number: FGV-00646
Author/Sponsor: Steven Seefeldt
In Alaska, most crops will increase productivity if watered appropriately, which often means supplementing rainfall with irrigation. This publication describes watering systems ranging from a simple garden hose with attachments to mechanized irrigation equipment. It will also help you decide which system is best for you based on cost and the amount of labor needed to maintain the system. You'll learn about sprinkler types and flow meters, as well as drip, hand line, traveling gun and solid set irrigation systems. Photos and diagrams are included.