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The Ministry of Agriculture's Strategic Plan, the Irrigation Strategy focuses on specific and measurable actions to ensure the sustainable and profitable development of irrigation in the province.
Centre pivots are the most common irrigation system used in Saskatchewan. The centre pivot is a sprinkler irrigation system that applies small amounts of water at frequent intervals to a unit area of crop. This publication provides guidelines for designing and operating centre pivot irrigation systems.
Moisture is the main agricultural limitation in most areas of Saskatchewan, which makes irrigation development very appealing.
The Saskatchewan Irrigation Design and Construction Standards manual provides engineering guidelines needed for the construction and rehabilitation of irrigation district works and individual irrigation projects in Saskatchewan.
Trickle irrigation, often called drip irrigation, falls under the broader heading of micro-irrigation. Micro-irrigation is the accepted term used to describe the frequent and low-volume application of water by small devices, commonly called emitters.
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