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Advances in Irrigation Agronomy: Fruit Crops

  • A self-contained text linking crop physiology, agronomy and irrigation practices within the context of the international need to improve water productivity in agriculture
  • Synthesises international research from a range of disciplines involved in irrigation, encouraging readers to link scientific knowledge with practical applications
  • Supplements and builds upon the author's previous book, Advances in Irrigation Agronomy: Plantation Crops (2012)

By: Mike KV Carr(Author), Elias Fereres(Foreword By)

360 pages, 40 colour & 115 b/w illustrations, 11 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Mar 2014 | #208679 | ISBN-13: 9781107037359
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As global pressure on water resources intensifies, it is essential that scientists understand the role that water plays in the development of crops and how such knowledge can be applied to improve water productivity. Linking crop physiology, agronomy and irrigation practices, Advances in Irrigation Agronomy: Fruit Crops focuses on eleven key fruit crops upon which millions of people in the tropics and subtropics depend for their livelihoods (avocado, cashew, Citrus spp., date palm, lychee, macadamia, mango, olive, papaya, passion fruit and pineapple). Each chapter reviews international irrigation research on an individual fruit crop, identifying opportunities for improving the effectiveness of water allocation and encouraging readers to link scientific knowledge with practical applications. Clearly written and well illustrated, this is an ideal resource for engineers, agronomists and researchers concerned with how the productivity of irrigated agriculture can be improved, in the context of climate change, and the need for growers to demonstrate good irrigation practices.


Foreword Elias Fereres

1. Introduction
2. Avocado
3. Cashew
4. Citrus
5. Date palm
6. Lychee
7. Macadamia
8. Mango
9. Olive
10. Papaya
11. Passion fruit
12. Pineapple
13. Synthesis

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M. K. V. Carr is Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Water Management at Cranfield University, UK. He has over 45 years of experience in the management and delivery of international research, education, training and consultancy in agriculture and natural resource management. He is the author of Advances in Irrigation Agronomy: Plantation Crops (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and former editor in chief of the Cambridge University Press journal Experimental Agriculture.

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