COMPARISON BETWEEN CONTINUOUS AND SURGE FLOW IRRIGATION IN BORDERS AND FURROWS (SEGRE BASIN, SPAIN)
No significant differences were observed in furrow irrigation with high input discharges. There was a saving of 21% of total advance time in the first season border irrigation with surge, but no difference for following irrigation events. For these soil conditions it is recommended to use surge irrigation only for the first season irrigation.
A significant reduction in the infiltration rate was measured with surges.