1st Edition

Management Strategies for Water Use Efficiency and Micro Irrigated Crops Principles, Practices, and Performance

Edited By Megh R. Goyal, B. J. Pandian Copyright 2019
    354 Pages 31 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    354 Pages 31 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    354 Pages 31 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Management Strategies for Water Use Efficiency and Micro Irrigated Crops presents new research and technologies for making better use of water resources for agricultural purposes. The chapters focus on better management to improve allocation and irrigation water efficiency and look at performance factors as well. Chapters look at irrigation technology, environmental conditions, and scheduling of water application.

    One section of the book focuses on water management in the cultivation of sugarcane, a very important industrial crop used in many fields. Other sections are devoted to principles and challenging technologies, water use efficiency for drip-irrigated crops, performance of fertigated rice under micro irrigation, and evaluation of performance of drip-irrigated crops.

    This valuable book is a must for those struggling to find ways to address the need to maintain efficient crop production in the midst of water shortages. With chapters from hands-on experts in the field, the book will be an invaluable reference and guide to effective micro irrigation methods.

    Part 1: Micro Irrigation: Principles And Challenging Technologies

    1. Wireless Automation of Drip Irrigation System Using Cloud Computing

    M. Deiveegan et al.

    2. Fertilizer Recommendations for Drip-Irrigated Cotton under Inductive Cum Targeted Yield Model

    Praveena K. Stephen, Santhi Rangasamy, and Pradip Dey

    3. Supplementary Irrigation Using Rain-Gun Sprinklers for Increasing Productivity in Drylands

    S. Somasundaram

    4. Impact of Irrigation Methods on Soil, Water, and Nutrient Use Efficiency of Integrated Cropping: Livestock Production Systems

    V. S. Mynavathi et al.

    5. Estimation of Resource Use Pattern of Crops Cultivated Across Different Farm Sizes

    A. Revathy and D. David Rajasekar

    Part 2: Water Use Efficiency For Drip-Irrigated Crops

    6. Water Use Efficiency of Fodder (Desmanthus virgatus) under Check Basin, Furrow, and Rain-Gun Irrigation Methods

    V. S. Mynavathi M. Murugan, and H. Gopi

    7. Water Productivity of Micro Irrigated Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz)

    Sunitha Sarojini Amma and James George

    8. Water Use Efficiency of Pearl Millet and Napier Hybrid Grass under Irrigation Regimes and Nitrogen Fertigation

    S. Alagudurai

    Part 3: Performance Of Fertigated Rice Under Micro Irrigation

    9. Status of Drip Irrigation Research in Rice: A Review

    R. Nageswari, R. Chandrasekaran, and T. Saranraj

    10. Performance of Fertigated Aerobic Rice under Drip Irrigation

    S. K. Natarajan, V. K. Duraisamy, and K. S. Usharani

    Part 4: Drip Fertigated Sugarcane: Management Strategies And Economics

    11. Performance of Castor + Onion Intercropping System under Drip Fertigation

    K. R. Pushpanathan

    12. Performance of Intercrops under a Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative

    R. Chandrasekaran et al.

    13. Water-Soluble Fertilizers for Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative under a Subsurface Drip Fertigation System

    Anbarasu Mariyappillai, Gurusamy Arumugam, and Indirani Ramesh

    14. Performance, Water Productivity, and Economics of Sugarcane Production in Different Agro-Climatic Zones of Tamil Nadu

    B. J. Pandian et al.

    15. Economic Returns of Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative Technology in Sugarcane Cultivation

    V. Saravanakumar et al.

    Part 5: Performance Of Drip-Irrigated Crops

    16. Automated and Non-Automated Fertigation Systems for Cucumber inside a Poly House

    Anjaly C. Sunny and V. M. Abdul Hakkim

    17. Performance of Drip-Irrigated Cauliflower using a Poly Lactic Acid Roll Planter

    K. Vaiyapuri, B. J. Pandian, and Selvaraj Selvakumar

    18. Performance of Drip-Fertigated Banana under Polyethylene Mulching

    K. B. Sujatha et al.

    19. Performance of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) under Drip Fertigation

    K. S. Sangeetha and J. Suresh

    20. Performance of Drip-Fertigated Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) under PE Mulching

    J. Kabariel, M. Kannan, and M. Jawaharlal


    Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is now a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department at the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus (UPRM), and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief for Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc.

    B. J. Pandian, PhD, is presently working as Director of the Water Technology Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore, India.