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Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops
Methods and Practices

ISBN 9781774635858
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
358 Pages 51 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new book, Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops, brings together the best research for efficient micro irrigation methods for field crops, focusing on design methods and best practices.

Covering a multitude of topics, the book presents research and studies on:

  • Indigenous alternatives for use of saline and alkali waters

  • Hydraulic performance

  • Distribution of moisture

  • Fertigation technology

  • Buried micro irrigation laterals

  • Drip irrigation scheduling

  • Rainwater harvesting

  • Adoption and economic impact of a micro irrigation model

This book is a must for those interested in irrigation planning and management, namely, researchers, scientists, educators, and students.

Table of Contents

Foreword 1 by Gajendra Singh

Foreword 2 by Suresh Kumar Devarajulu

Foreword 3 by B. D. Pandian


Part I: Design Methods in Drip/Trickle or Micro Irrigation

Drip Irrigation and Indigenous Alternatives for Use of Saline and Alkali Waters in India: Review

S. K. Gupta

Hydraulic Performance of Drip Irrigation System: Review

B. C. Kusre and Pradip K. Bora

Moisture Distribution under Drip Irrigation

D. V. Tathod, Y. V. Mahatale, and V.K. Chavan

Wetted Zone Behavior under Micro Irrigated Crops

Hammami Moncef, Daghari Hédi, and Hatira Abdessatar

Fertigation Technology in Indian Agriculture

A. S. Kadale and G. D. Gadade

Design of Buried Micro Irrigation Laterals Based on Soil Water Retention

Hammami Moncef, Zayani Khemaies, and Hédi Ben Ali

Hydraulics of Drip Irrigation Systems

Balram Panigrahi

Part II: Practices in Micro Irrigation

Impacts of Micro Irrigation Subsidies in Tamil Nadu from the World Bank

G. Parthasarathi, S. Senthilnathan, and L. Suresh

Adoption and Economic Impact Models of Micro Irrigation in Zambia

Simeon DiGennaro and David S. Kraybill

Performance of Micro Sprinkler Irrigated Groundnut

Mohammed Waseem and Ibrahim Khaleel

Irrigation Scheduling of Wheat under Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation

J. P. Vishwanath and M. M. Deshmukh

Drip Irrigation Scheduling Based on Partial Root Zone in Citrus

P. Panigrahi1, R. K. Sharma, and S. Mohanty

Drip Irrigation Scheduling for Citrus reticulata Blanco

P. Panigrahi, A. K. Srivastava, and A. D Huchche

Micro Irrigation and Fertigation Scheduling in Citrus

P. Panigrahi and A. K. Srivastava

Integrating Micro Irrigation with Rainwater Harvesting in Citrus

P. Panigrahi, A. D. Huchche, and A. K. Srivastava


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"I congratulate the editors on the completion and publication of this book volume under the series on Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation. Water for food production is clearly one of the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. Hopefully this book series will help irrigators and famers around the world to increase the adoption of water savings technology such as micro irrigation."

Vincent F. Bralts, PhD, PE, Professor and Former Associate Dean, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

"Informative and is a must for all irrigation planners to minimize the problem of water scarcity worldwide. The Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico of the twentieth century and pioneer on micro irrigation in Latin America, Dr. Goyal [my longtime colleague] has done an extraordinary job in the presentation of this book volume."

Miguel A Muñoz, PhD, Former President of University of Puerto Rico, and Professor/Soil Scientist

"I congratulate Dr. Goyal on his professional contributions and his distinction in micro irrigation. I believe that this innovative book series will aid the irrigation fraternity throughout the world."

—A. M. Michael, PhD, Former Professor/Director, Water Technology Center–IARI; Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur, Kerala