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Applications of Furrow and Micro Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions

Edited By

Megh R. Goyal

ISBN 9781774632314
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
325 Pages 31 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Applications of Furrow and Micro Irrigation in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions, the fifth volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, addresses the ever-challenging need for irrigation systems in arid and semi-arid regions of the world, areas that are suffering from severe water shortages. These areas, such as Egypt, Tunisia, most of Africa, and parts of South America, Central America, and Australia, find it a struggle to grow crops sustainably with the water available.

This important book emphasizes sustainable agriculture practices to promote increased water usage efficiency in dry areas for growing of crops. It presents a variety of research and studies on such topics as:

• Meteorological instruments for water management

• Buried micro irrigation laterals for soil water retention

• Water vapor flux models

• Performance of various crops grown under different irrigation methods

• Scheduling of irrigation

• Phyto-monitoring techniques

This valuable book is a must for those finding it a challenge to maintain sustainable crop production in the midst of continuous water shortages in areas where water is not naturally plentiful. With contributions from authors with hands-on experience in the field, the book will be an invaluable reference and guide to effective micro irrigation methods.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gajendra Singh


Part I: Basics of Sustainable Micro Irrigation

Meteorological Instruments for Water Management; Lee MacDonald

Water Vapor Flux Models for Agriculture; Victor H. Ramirez and Eric W. Harmsen

Quality of Irrigation Water Resources: Egypt; El-Henawy, A. S., M. R. Khalifa, and M. M. Saffan

Maximum Wetting Depth under an Emitter; Hammami Moncef, Daghari Hedi, Balti Jelloul, and Maalej Mohamed

Wetted Zone Behavior under Micro Irrigated crops; Hammami Moncef, Daghari Hédi, and Hatira Abdessatar

Design of Burried Microirrigation Laterals Based on Soil Water Retention; Hammami Moncef, Zayani Khemaies, and Hédi Ben Ali

Part II: Applications of Micro Irrigation in Agriculture

Economic Returns for Drip Irrigated Tomato; Ajai Singh

Root Distribution under Drip Irrigated Tomato: Tunisia; Hammami Moncef and Zayani Khemaies

Performance of Drip Irrigated Tomato; Rajbir Singh, Satyendra Kumar, D. D. Nangare, and M. S. Meena

Performance of Drip Irrigated Navel Orange; El-Henawy, A. S., M. R. Khalifa, S. A. Mashali, S. M. Youssef, and A. Rabie

Phyto-Monitoring Techniques for Drip-Irrigated Citrus; P. Panigrahi and R. K. Sharma

Irrigation Scheduling for Citrus reticulata Blanco; P. Panigrahi and A. K. Srivastava

Part III: Applications of Furrow Irrigation in Agriculture

Response of Sugar Beet to Three Irrigation Regimes; Hany S. Gharib and A. S. EL-Henawy

Soybean Irrigation Requirements under Varying Irrigation Regimes; M. R. Khalifa, Eman M. Soltan, and A. S. El-Henawy

Irrigation Scheduling and Water Use Efficiency in Sunflower Production: North Nile Delta; A. S. El-Henawy, Eman M. K. E. Soltan, and M. R. Khalifa

Irrigation Water Management for Sunflower Production: North Nile Delta, Egypt; A. S. El-Henawy and Eman M. K. E. Soltan



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Dr. Megh R. Goyal received a BSc in engineering in 1971, MSc in 1977, PhD in 1979, and Master of Divinity in 2001. He spent a one-year sabbatical leave in 2002–03 at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Florida International University, Miami, USA. Since 1971, he has worked as lecturer/research assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and The Ohio State University, and professor – cum research agricultural engineer at Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus. At present, he is a retired professor in agricultural and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico. He is also senior acquisitions editor for Apple Academic Press, Inc., in the areas of agricultural science and biomedical engineering, as well as senior editor-in-chief of the book series Advances in Bioengineering Research and Applications, published by AAP. He has authored more than 200 articles in technical journals and textbooks, including Elements of Agroclimatology (Spanish) by UNISARC; Colombia, two Bibliographies on Drip Irrigation; the books Biofluid Dynamics of Human Body, Management of Drip/Trickle or Micro Irrigation, Evapotranspiration: Principles and Applications for Water Management, and Biomechanics of Artificial Organs and Prostheses; as well as the three-volume series on Research Advances on Sustainable Micro Irrigation.