Design and management of irrigation systems: Chile

Eduardo A. Holzapfel, Alejandro Pannunzio, Ignacio Lorite, Aureo S. Silva de Oliveira, István Farkas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Water required by crops is supplied by nature in the form of precipitation, but when it becomes scarce or its distribution does not coincide with demand peaks, it is then necessary to supply it artificially, by irrigation. Several irrigation methods are available, and the selection of one depends on factors such as water availability, crop, soil characteristics, land topography, and associated cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Micro Irrigation
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practices
PublisherApple Academic Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781482246247
ISBN (Print)9781771880169
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Almond
  • Annual crops
  • Application efficiency
  • Arid
  • Chile
  • Deficit irrigation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Evaporation
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Gravity
  • High pressure
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation
  • Irrigation design
  • Low pressure
  • Operation systems
  • Rational use of water
  • Semiarid
  • Sprinkler
  • Surface
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Water management
  • Water use efficiency, WUE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Holzapfel, E. A., Pannunzio, A., Lorite, I., Silva de Oliveira, A. S., & Farkas, I. (2014). Design and management of irrigation systems: Chile. In Sustainable Micro Irrigation: Principles and Practices (pp. 147-160). Apple Academic Press.