The Furrow Method Of Irrigation is in most general use in the vegetable-growing section of the West and has been used to some extent in the East. The main argument in its favor is that with suitable contour of the land very little expense is involved in the making of ditches or furrows. On the other hand, the system has several disadvantages: (1) Considerable attention is required to operate this system. (2) It is not easily used on land of uneven contour. (3) It is not successful on very open, porous soils nor upon impervious soils. (4) It fails to secure an even distribution of water. (5) It may cause serious baking of the areas occupied by furrows.