Computerized Hole Selection
Computerized Hole Selection (CHS) is a computer software application which designs and evaluates furrow irrigation systems. CHS uses pipe friction loss, pipe elevations and flow rate, and pressure to calculate punched hole sizes in layflat tubing (flexible poly-pipe) for uniform application of water, even in systems with varying row lengths. Down-row uniformity means rows are watered evenly, reducing tail water, improving irrigation efficiency and conserving water and energy. Use of CHS has the potential to reduce water usage and irrigation cost by 25% or more in most cases.
PHAUCET (Pipe Hole and Universal Crown Evaluation Tool)
The PHAUCET (Pipe Hole and Universal Crown Evaluation Tool) is a free GNU General Public License (GPL) computer software application. It was designed by engineers with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Missouri to calculate existing irrigation system performance and define alternatives for improving irrigation efficiency.
PHAUCET assists farmers determine the sizes of the holes in the layflat flexible poly-pipe that best distribute the available water. The program also helps farmers improve timeliness of watering fields having different row lengths.
PHAUCET 2012 version 8.2.20 (self-extracting; 8.7MB)
|PHAUCET User Manual with Design Examples
updated by Arkansas Extension (1.5MB; 56 pages)
|PHAUCET Entry Sheet for Poly-Pipe
Producer form to return to County Extension Agent for hole-punching instructions | Arkansas Extension
|PHAUCET Quick Start Instructions
by Mike Hamilton, Poinsett County Extension Agent | Arkansas Extension
|Tips for Conserving Irrigation Water in the Southern Region
Irrigating Smart fact sheet (3241-K)
|LIDAR Data for Furrow Irrigation System Design in the PHAUCET Program
presentation by Shane Powers (YMD Joint Management Water District) at the Mississippi Water Resources Conference; Jackson, Mississippi.
|Using Flexible Pipe (poly-pipe) with Surface Irrigation (L-5469)
fact sheet by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Pipe Planner by Delta Plastics
Delta Plastics' Pipe Planner is a subscription-only Web-based application designed to help create the most efficient irrigation system for row crops. Pipe Planner features include:
- Store all your information on the Delta Plastics secure server
- Access your data at any time
- Easily maintain and upgrade your plans as needed
- Access real-time support services
To learn more about Pipe Planner offerings and pricing, contact a Delta Plastics representative at 800-277-9172 or at http://www.pipeplanner.com/
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