This article describes some technical aspects of irrigation by center pivot systems. Two specific problems are of general interest in the planning and design of center pivot systems. They are: (1) How to find an acceptable application rate of a center pivot system for a given soil and ground surface condition. (2) How to select sprinklers on a center pivot system for re-nozzling of system design. The solution to these problems is to be presented from an analytical viewpoint. The content of this article can be divided into two parts. The first four sections provide basic knowledge in center pivot irrigation and the last section describes the application of the basic knowledge in the system design.
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