The IA has posted over 800 papers containing thousands of pages of valuable information presented at the Irrigation Show and Education Conference technical programs for the past 15 years. The technical paper library is now available on the IA website and is a valuable resource that allows users to download individual papers on a wide variety of topics. Papers covering both agricultural and landscape irrigation are available and have been grouped together by year.
By making the papers available online, visitors can easily search for subjects or authors. While on the technical papers webpage, users can utilize the search function on their computers (ctrl+F for PC users or command+F for Mac users) to pull up a search box in the upper right corner of the screen. (Please note, this is not the keyword search option that already appears on the page.) Typing in a subject or author will quickly find all matches in the technical paper library. This same search function can be used within the individual paper PDFs to find key words.
The 2010 and 2015 papers are listed by title and author; however, these papers must be accessed through the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers website using the link provided. The IA partnered with the ASABE to co-sponsor the irrigation symposiums in 2010 and 2015, and the copyright for papers presented during those years belongs to the ASABE.
Making the presentations of many different irrigation experts readily available to those interested in the industry has been a priority of the IA Technical Program Committee, and it ensures that the IA remains the recognized authority on irrigation.