This new book, Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops, brings together the best research for efficient micro irrigation methods for field crops, focusing on design methods and best practices.
Covering a multitude of topics, the book presents research and studies on:Indigenous alternatives for use of saline and alkali watersHydraulic performanceDistribution of moistureFertigation technologyBuried micro irrigation lateralsDrip irrigation schedulingRainwater harvesting Adoption and economic impact of a micro irrigation model
This book is a must for those interested in irrigation planning and management, namely, researchers, scientists, educators, and students.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 358
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23 mm
"I congratulate the editors on the completion and publication of this book volume under the series on Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation. Water for food production is clearly one of the grand challenges of the twenty-first century. Hopefully this book series will help irrigators and famers around the world to increase the adoption of water savings technology such as micro irrigation."
-Vincent F. Bralts, PhD, PE, Professor and Former Associate Dean, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
"Informative and is a must for all irrigation planners to minimize the problem of water scarcity worldwide. The Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico of the twentieth century and pioneer on micro irrigation in Latin America, Dr. Goyal [my longtime colleague] has done an extraordinary job in the presentation of this book volume."
-Miguel A Munoz, PhD, Former President of University of Puerto Rico, and Professor/Soil Scientist
"I congratulate Dr. Goyal on his professional contributions and his distinction in micro irrigation. I believe that this innovative book series will aid the irrigation fraternity throughout the world."
-A. M. Michael, PhD, Former Professor/Director, Water Technology Center-IARI; Former Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur, Kerala