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Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-Farm Water Management, Volume 1

By: M H Ali


Hardback | Sep 2010 | #187438 | ISBN-13: 9781441963345
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The book deals with the fundamental aspects of irrigation development, climatic impact on crop production, irrigation requirement estimation, scheduling of irrigation, water measurement, water conservation & harvesting, and economic aspects of irrigation management. Understanding these processes leads to more rational and cost-effective decisions regarding irrigation planning, designing, and implementing irrigation & on-farm water management programs and projects, maintenance practices to maximize performance and reliability. The book's objective is to present the fundamental principles of irrigation need assessment, water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and the principles needed to adopt the most appropriate approach toward irrigation development and management.


Introduction: Perspectives of Irrigation.- Fundamentals of Irrigation Development and Planning.- Weather - A Driving Force in Determining Irrigation Demand.- Soil - A Media of Irrigation.- Plant - A Machinery of Water Absorption.- Water - An Element of Irrigation.- Field Water Balance and Water Measurement.- Soil-Water-Plant-Atmosphere Relationship.- Crop Water Requirement and Irrigation Scheduling.- Water Harvesting and Conservation.- Economics in Irrigation and Water Management Decision Making.

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