1st Edition

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

Edited By Megh R. Goyal Copyright 2014
    354 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    354 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This valuable book, the third volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, focuses on sustainable micro irrigation management for trees and vines. It covers the principles as well as recent advances and applications of micro irrigation techniques. Specialists throughout the world share their expertise on:

    • Automation of micro irrigation systems

    • Service and maintenance of micro irrigation systems

    • Evaluation of micro irrigation systems

    • Scheduling of irrigation

    • Using municipal wastewater for micro irrigation

    • Micro-jet irrigation and other systems

    • The effect of potassium, acid lime, and other elements

    Foreword by Miguel Muñoz Muñoz

    Foreword by Gajendra Singh

    Foreword by R. K. Sivanappan

    Foreword by Marvin J. Jensen


    Part I: Principles of Sustainable Micro Irrigation for Trees and Vines

    Principles of Automation; Megh R. Goyal

    Principles of Service and Maintenance; Megh R. Goyal

    Evaluation of the Uniformity Coefficients; Vincent F. Bralts

    Sustainable Water Management in Citrus: India; P. S. Shirgure and A. K. Srivastava

    Advances in Sustainable Irrigation and Fertigation Management: Citrus; P. S. Shirgure

    Sustainable Micro Irrigation Potential in Fruit Crops: India; R. K. Sivanappan

    Quality of Municipal Wastewater for Sustainable Micro Irrigation; Vinod Kumar Tripathi, T. B. S. Rajput, and Neelam Patel, and Lata

    Evaluation of Sustainable Micro Irrigation with Municipal Wastewater; Vinod Kumar Tripathi, T. B. S. Rajput, Neelam Patel, and Lata

    Part II: Research Advances and Applications

    Effects of Sustainable Irrigation Methods on Fruit Performance of Acid Lime; P. S. Shirgure, A. K. Srivastava, and Shyam Singh

    Performance of Citrus reticulate cv. Blanco with Sustainable Micro-Jet Irrigation; Parameshwar S. Shirgure and Anoop K. Srivastava

    Sustainable Micro Irrigation Scheduling in Nagpur Mandarin; P. S. Shirgure

    Performance of Nagpur Mandarin with Sustainable Practices; P. S. Shirgure

    Sustainable Potassium Fertigation in Nagpur Mandarin; P. S. Shirgure and A. K. Srivastava

    Sensor Based Sustainable Irrigation Scheduling in Blueberries; B. Keith Bellingham





    Dr. Megh R. Goyal received a BSc degree in engineering in 1971, MSc degree in 1977, PhD degree in 1979, and Master of Divinity degree 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.