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BURT, C. M. (2000): Selection of irrigation methods for agriculture. Environmental and Water Research Institute. Virginia: ASCE Publications. URL [Accessed: 29.07.2010].

This report provides an overview of various agricultural irrigation methods. The variations of each general method (surface irrigation, drip/micro irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, and sub-irrigation) are described. The capabilities, limitations, institutional considerations, and economic factors of the methods and their variations are explained. These explanations will facilitate the proper selection of irrigation method for respective circumstances, depending upon crop, climate, economics, water quality, support infrastructure, energy availability, and numerous other factors.