This book focuses on best management practices for drip irrigated crops. It cover irrigation methods, scheduling of micro irrigation, and mulching and crop performance. Micro irrigation techniques with diverse crops are discussed, including sweet pepper, chili, tomatoes, cauliflower, wheat, sweet peas, sugarcane, and potatoes. The performance of the various techniques has been tested and evaluated in the field. Written by experts on micro irrigation, this valuable book is a must-have for micro irrigation professionals as well as advanced students.
Table of Contents
Part I: Irrigation Methods. Low Tunnel Technology for Vegetable Crops in India. Performance of Sweet Pepper Under Low Tunnel Technology. Economics of Growing Sweet Pepper in Low Tunnels. Performance of Greenhouse Sweet Pepper. Nitrogen Fertigation in Drip Irrigated Cauliflower. Evaluation of Irrigation Strategies for Wheat. Evapotranspiration Estimations Using Climatological Approaches. Advances in Micro Irrigation for Enhancing Resource Use Efficiency. Micro Irrigated Sugarcane in India: A Review. Drip Irrigation Design for Sugarcane. Design and Cost Estimation of Micro-Sprinkler Irrigation System for Chili. Development of Low Pressure Fertigation Injector. Part II: Micro Irrigation Scheduling. Simulation of Salt Distribution and Moisture Wetting Patterns in Drip Irrigated Tomato. Water Use Efficiency for Sweet Peppers. Irrigation Water Requirements of Green Pea. Irrigation Scheduling of Cauliflower. Part III: Mulching and Crop Performance. Use of Mulches in Soil Moisture Conservation: A Review. Performance of Drip Irrigated Groundnut. Performance of Drip Irrigated Potato. Evaluation of Different Crop Sequences Using Drip Irrigation System. Economics of Drip Irrigated Crop Sequences. Economics of Drip Irrigated Closely Spaced Crops. Economics of Drip Irrigated Cauliflower-Chili Sequence.