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Shallow-rooted vegetable crops growing on sandy soils in hot, often windy summer weather, pose a difficult watering problem for most Western Australian vegetable growers.
Irregularities in wetting patterns are common. Wind effects are seldom taken into account in system design. The increasing popularity of knocker-type sprinklers makes these considerations particularily important.
Calder, T C.
"Efficiency of sprinkler irrigation systems,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 17
, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol17/iss3/5