Diseño de un sistema integrado de riego superficial (surcos, melgas y cuadros) en el terreno designado como área experimental de la Escuela de Ingeniería Agrícola del Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Cartago.
The completion of the design of an integrated surface irrigation system which contains the furrow irrigation systems, and flood irrigation systems are abridged. Various field and laboratory tests related to soil needed to design the irrigation systems were performed. It´s important to say that was found that the slope was a key factor in important parameters such as peak flows and flows that have to be applied to the different systems. The design of irrigation systems was performed using methods based on charts and graphs because of the problems that occurred during the study; within which should be highlighted the fault with the method of pressure pots and not being able to have made provisional furrows for field testing. Considering the methodology used, it was concluded that the design of an irrigation system by gravity based on charts and graphs throws us values that are used to design and which can be used to fund, but the success of a system predesigned by this method will depend on the conduct field tests and evaluations, those will tell us if the system is running at as it should or if it should vary some key parameters such as flow rates and times of application of irrigation.