South Dakota State University
This publication is an economic analysis of eight different irrigation systems under conditions resembling central South Dakota on 160 acres, using a well as a source of water. Total cost per acre is calculated by considering the new capital investment required, the increase of annual fixed costs, labor requirements, and variable system costs in converting from dryland to irrigation. A summary of expected costs and returns is prepared by comparing total costs with expected returns for various crops.
South Dakota State University, Cooperative Extension,, "Irrigation Costs and Returns" (1970). SDSU Extension Circulars. 741.