Consideration 3: Your fields

As we zoom out, we need to look at the farm, field and block configuration.

In short, what you are making is a topographical survey of your entire farm.

Of course, if you are planning your farm, there are many more factors to consider than just irrigation.

This can range from wheel spacing of harvesters/tractors to cropping density, etc.

However, your irrigation system is a critical part of the planning.

Since some terms are interchanged, below is how we will define each:

  • Block – each area of crop where the irrigation is controlled by a valve (i.e. you can turn off the water to this area).

  • Field (sub-area) – a combination of blocks for one area of cropping, normally segmented from other fields by a space.

  • Farm – the combination of all fields – the entire farm.


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