Book recommendation needed

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by oceanpotion, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. oceanpotion

    oceanpotion LawnSite Member
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    Hey guys, Im looking to purchase an irrigation basics or principles of irrigation book. Can anyone recommend such a book for an irrigation novice?
  2. Allure

    Allure LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Az Gardener

    Az Gardener LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think all of the big manufacturers, Rainbird, Toro, Etc. have the basic information available in sales catalogs. Most of the big irrigation houses Ewing, Horizon,John Deere also have the same info in their catalogs too. The industry has so many new innovations I would think most books are outdated before they are in print. Granted the basics never change but I think you could find the same info in a sales catalog at no cost.
  4. oceanpotion

    oceanpotion LawnSite Member
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    Wow, thorough advice in a timely manner. Thank you very much.
  5. oceanpotion

    oceanpotion LawnSite Member
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    Just for others who are interested... the rainbird site has some really nice articles.
  6. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Turf Irrigation Manual by Richard Choate.
  7. I have the Choate book if you want to buy it PM me......don't need it anymore ;)
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Choate's book is currently out of print, so you'd be wise to take up SprinkerGuys offer :)
  9. kerdog

    kerdog LawnSite Member
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    Another place to check out is Irrigation Association at
    Click on resources>books>turf-landscape.....several to choose from on the subject of irrigation.

  10. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Geez, I missed a golden opportunity by being to busy to be around reading. My very first reaction to the title post was anything Hienlen. Your going to find more fantasy in most irrigation books than even RAH wrote about. That being said, and having read the previous responses, if you pickup the suggested readings and keep a VERY open mind, you might learn as much irrigation as I have learned spanish.

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