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Water Use in Crop Production

1st Edition

By M.b. Kirkham

CRC Press

385 pages

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Description

Make the best use of available water for your crops!

Water Use in Crop Production explores innovative methods that determine how much water certain crops need, in certain climates, in order to ensure adequate plant growth and help eliminate water waste. Through this informative book, agronomists, growers, researchers, and graduate students will find methods and techniques for effective water management that will save money and conserve water. Water Use in Crop Production will enable you enhance crop quality and quantity and save one of the earth's most important resource.

Comprehensive and thorough, this essential book combines two vital needs, food and water, and examines what must be done in order to keep up with the ever-growing human population. Explaining conservation techniques used in Argentina, Australia, Israel, Morocco, New Zealand, the Philippines, Spain, and the United States, Water Use in Crop Production will help you achieve this goal as it discusses water management measures including:

  • avoiding excessive deep percolation
  • reducing runoff
  • lessening water evaporation through methods such as reducing the capillary water flow to the surface of the soil
  • determining the rates at which water is demanded and can be supplied in a specific area to create a plan for limiting water loss
  • studying the root structure of plants to calculate how much water they need
  • using deficit irrigation to help plants save water for future use
  • evaluating citrus water use through the Penman-Monteith model
Containing charts, tables, and examples of the concepts it discusses, this book is the culmination of the latest studies on water storage. Water Use in Crop Production provides you with reliable strategies and methods that will help you lessen water expenditures and improve the vitality of crops anywhere in the world.

Table of Contents

Contents Guest Editorial

  • Agricultural Water Conservation-- A Global Perspective
  • Evapotranspiration Responses of Plants and Crops to Carbon Dioxide and Temperature
  • Crop Responses to Water Shortages
  • Effect of Irrigation Water Quality Under Supplementary Irrigation on Soil Chemical and Physical Properties in the “Southern Humid Pampas” of Argentina
  • Water Use by the Olive Tree
  • Canopy Position and Leaf Age Affect Stomatal Response and Water Use of Citrus
  • Long Term Reuse of Drainage Waters of Varying Salinities for Crop Irrigation in a Cotton-Safflower Rotation System in the San Joaquin Valley of California-- A Nine Year Study: I. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum (ital) L.)
  • Long Term Reuse of Drainage Waters of Varying Salinities for Crop Irrigation in a Cotton-Safflower Rotation System in the San Joaquin Valley of California-- A Nine Year Study: II. Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius (ital) L.)
  • Physiological Parameters, Harvest Index and Yield of Deficient Irrigated Cotton
  • Productive Water Use in Rice Production: Opportunities and Limitations
  • Genotype and Water Limitation Effects on Transpiration Efficiency in Sorghum
  • Hydraulic Resistance of Sorghum (C4) and Sunflower (C3)
  • Response of Sunflowers to Quantities of Irrigation Water, Irrigation Regimes and Salinities in the Water and Soil
  • Turfgrass Evapotranspiration
  • Wheat Yield and Water Use as Affected by Micro-Basins and Weed Control on the Sloping Lands of Morocco
  • Risk Assessment of the Irrigation Requirements of Field Crops in a Maritime Climate

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TEC010030
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply