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Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation

1st Edition

Edited by Megh R. Goyal

Apple Academic Press

392 pages | 108 B/W Illus.

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This new book, Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation, offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. The information covered has worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture.

Focusing on both subsurface and surface micro irrigation, chapters in the book cover a variety of new research and information on:

• Irrigation water requirements for tanier, vegetables, bananas, plantains, beans, and papaya

• Irrigating different types of soils, including sandy soils, wet soils, and mollisols

• New applications for micro irrigation using existing technology, such as meteorological instruments and MicroCAD

• Meteorological instruments for water management

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gajendra Singh

Foreword by Miguel Muñoz Muñoz

Foreword by R K Sivanappan

Foreword by Marvin J Jensen

Preface

Part I: Subsurface Micro Irrigation

Wetting Pattern Simulation of Subsurface Micro Irrigation: Part I, Model Development; M.N. El-nesr, S.M. Ismail, T. K. Zien El-Abedin, and M.A. Wassif

Wetting Pattern Simulation of Subsurface Micro Irrigation: Part II, Model Validation; M.N. El-nesr, S. M. Ismail, T. K. Zien El-Abedin, and M.A. Wassif

Micro Irrigation in Egyptian Sandy Soil: Hydraulic Barrier Technique; M. N. El-nesr, S. M. Ismail, T. K. Zien El-Abedin, and M. A. Wassif

Micro irrigation Design using MicroCAD; M. N. El-nesr, S. M. Ismail, T. K. Zien El-Abedin, and M. A. Wassif

Part II: Micro Irrigation Research Advances and Applications

Sustainable Subsurface Drip Irrigation in Australia: Vegetables; Viola Devasirvatham

Mechanics of Clogging in Sustainable Micro Irrigation System; Vishal keshavrao Chavan, P. Balakrishnan, Santosh Deshmukh, and M.B.Nagdeve

Water Movement in Drip Irrigated Sandy Soils; Eric Simonne, Aparna Gazula, Robert Hochmuth, and Jim DeValerio

Crop Coefficients: Sustainable Trickle Irrigated Common Beans; Victor H. Ramirez Builes, Eric W. Harmsen and Timothy G. Porch

Water Requirements for Papaya on a Mollisol Soil; Ricardo Goenaga, Edmundo Rivera, and Carlos Almodovar

Water Requirements for Tanier (Xanthosoma spp.); Ricardo Goenaga

Water Requirements for Tanier (Xanthosoma spp.) on a Mollisol Soil; Ricardo Goenaga

Water Requirements for Banana on a Mollisol Soil; Ricardo Goenaga and Heber Irizarry

Water Requirements for Banana on an Oxisol Soil; Ricardo Goenaga and Heber Irizarry

Water Requirements for Plantains on a Mollisol Soil; Ricardo Goenaga, Heber Irizarry, and Eladio Gonzalez

Sustainable Drip Irrigation Management: Plantain and Banana; Ricardo Goenaga, Heber Irizarry, Bruce Coleman and Eulalio Ortiz

Biometric Response of Eggplant under Sustainable Micro Irrigation with Municipal Wastewater; Vinod Kumar Tripathi, T. B. S. Rajput, Neelam Patel, and Pradeep Kumar

Appendixes

Index

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General