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Hillel 2008

Hillel, D., 2008: 40 years of drip irrigation: Reviewing the past, prospects for the future. CSA News, 53, 3-7.

For many centuries, the standard mode of irrigation consisted of the diversion of water from rivers via channels to level beds located in valleys. Much water was lost in excess seepage, which tended to raise the water table and waterlog and salinize the soil. The situation improved somewhat with the use of pumps and metal pipes and the application of water under pressure via sprinklers, but the efficiency and sustainability of irrigation still left much to be desired.

About 40 years ago, a revolutionary change occurred in the science and art of irrigation, and it now seems appropriate to review its origin and current status and to consider its future prospects. Fittingly, this revolution took place in the Middle East, the region where irrigation first began.

  • Reprinted in Crops & Soils, 41, no. 4, 38-42 (2008).

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@article{hi01200l,
  author={Hillel, D.},
  title={40 years of drip irrigation: Reviewing the past, prospects for the future},
  year={2008},
  journal={CSA News},
  volume={53},
  pages={3--7},
  publisher={9},
}

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AU  - Hillel, D.
PY  - 2008
TI  - 40 years of drip irrigation: Reviewing the past, prospects for the future
JA  - CSA News
VL  - 53
SP  - 3
EP  - 7
PB  - 9
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