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Crop Field Response to Deficit Irrigation: Reports of an FAO/IAEA Co-ordinated Research Program by Using Nuclear Techniques


Series: Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences Volume: 84

Edited By: C Kirda, P Moutonnet, C Hera and DR Nielsen

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #93298 | ISBN: 0792352998
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With limited water resources to divert for agriculture, innovations aimed at increasing efficient use of irrigation water must be developed. Among the means to survive the consequences of water scarcity and yet to sustain high crop production under irrigated agriculture with decreasing share of water, deficient irrigation programmes are highly valued and their adoption is widely promoted. However, to ensure that the same level of crop yields as in full irrigation can still be achieved with deficient irrigation, experience regarding crop yield response to deficient irrigation programs must be gained. This text discusses general concept and management issues of deficient irrigation practices, covering a range of field crops including cotton, maize, soybean, wheat, sugar cane, and the like, based on five years of field research implemented in 14 countries, in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Additionally, guidelines are given for experimental methodology and data analysis for evaluating crop yield response to deficient irrigation.


Preface; J. Dargie. 1. Water, No Longer a Plentiful Resource, Should be Used Sparingly in Irrigated Agriculture; C. Kirda, R. Kanber. 2. Yield Response of Cotton, Maize, Soybean, Sugar Beet, Sunflower and Wheat to Deficit Irrigation; C. Kirda, et al. 3. The Response of Winter Wheat to Water Stress and Nitrogen Fertilizer Use Efficiency; W. Fujun, et al. 4. Improving Irrigation Management Practices with Water-Deficit Irrigation; M. Bazza. 5. Field Estimation of Water and Nitrate Balance for an Irrigated Crop; G. Vachaud, et al. 6. Water and Nitrogen Use Efficiency under Limited Water Supply for Maize to Increase Land Productivity; I. Craciun, M. Craciun. 7. Water Balance and Nitrate Leaching in an Irrigated Maize Crop in SW Spain; F. Moreno, et al. 8. Nuclear Techniques to Evaluate Water Use of Field Crops Irrigated in Different Growth Stages; P.L. Libardi, et al. 9. Effects of Water Stress Imposed at Different Plant Growth Stages of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) on Yield and N2 Fixation; M. Calvache, K. Reichardt. 10. Yield Response of Groundnut Grown under Rainfed and Irrigated Conditions; A. Ahmad. 11. Sugarcane Yield Response to Deficit Irrigation at Two Growth Stages; C.B.G. Pene, G.K. Edi. 12. Contribution to Improve Sugar Beet Deficit-Irrigation; M. Bazza, M. Tayaa. 13. Water Stress Effect on Different Growing Stages for Cotton and Its Influence on Yield Reduction; D. Prieto, C. Angueira. 14. Some Studies on Pre-Planned Controlled Soil Moisture Irrigation Scheduling of Field Crops; R.A. Waheed, et al. 15. Optimum Irrigation Schedules for Cotton under Deficit Irrigation Conditions; M.S. Anac, et al. 16. Field Response of Potato Subjected to Water Stress at Different Growth Stages; M. Mohsin Iqbal, et al. 17. Crop Yield Response to Deficit Irrigation Imposed at Different Plant Growth Stages; T. Kovacs, et al. 18. Soil Spatial Variability Considerations in Salt Emission and Drainage Reduction; J.W. Hopmans, et al. 19. Summary; the Editors. 20. List of Contributors.

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