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Water and Fertigation Management in Micro Irrigation

1st Edition

Edited by Megh R. Goyal

Apple Academic Press

356 pages

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This important volume, the ninth in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation book series, provides an invaluable addition to the literature and knowledge on the ever-growing need for sustainable irrigation for agricultural crops in many water-scarce parts of the world. The book specifically covers advances in fertigation for water mana

Table of Contents

Forewords by Gajendra Singh, Marvin E. Jensen, and Miguel Munoz Munoz. Preface. Design of an Emitter. Evapotranspiration with Distant Weather Stations. Principles of Drip/Micro or Trickle Irrigation. Weed Management in Crops with Micro Irrigation: A Review. Micro Irrigation Technology in India. Advances in Fertigation for Micro Irrigation: India. Design of an Emitter. Energy Cost in Drip Irrigated Peach Orchard. Performance of Peach Trees under Ultra Low Drip Irrigation. Water Productivity and Fertilizer Use Efficiency of Drip Irrigated Maize. Water distribution under Surface Emitter and Subsurface Textile Irrigation. Salt Distribution under Subsurface Textile Irrigation and Drip Irrigated Citrus. Design of a Corn Planter for Subsurface Micro Irrigation. Subsurface Textile and Micro Irrigation. Appendixes. Index.

About the Editor

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a retired professor in agricultural and biomedical engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus; and senior acquisitions editor and senior technical editor-in-chief in agriculture and biomedical engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc. He received his BSc degree in engineering in 1971 from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India; his MSc degree in 1977 and PhD degree in 1979 from the Ohio State University, Columbus; and his master of divinity degree in 2001 from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, USA. He spent one-year sabbatical leave in 2002-2003 at the Biomedical Engineering Department at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, USA. Since 1971, he has worked as soil conservation inspector (1971); research assistant at Haryana Agricultural University (1972-75) and Ohio State University (1975-79); research agricultural engineer/professor at the Department of Agricultural Engineering of UPRM (1979-1997); and professor in agricultural and biomedical engineering in the General Engineering Department of UPRM (1997-2012).

He was the first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in agricultural engineering in 1986 from College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. On September 16, 2005, he was proclaimed as "Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century" by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneer work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of 45 years, he has received awards such as Scientist of the Year, Blue Ribbon Extension Award, Research Paper Award, Nolan Mitchell Young Extension Worker Award, Agricultural Engineer of the Year, Citations by Mayors of Juana Diaz and Ponce, Membership Grand Prize for ASAE Campaign, Felix Castro Rodriguez Acad

Subject Categories

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