Assessing irrigation BMP for water conservation - alternate row irrigation

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Abstract

In 2001, the Arizona Department of Water Resources implemented an agricultural Best Management Practice (BMP) program. The program was designed to encourage the use of BMPs in irrigation with goal of increasing the efficient use of water resources on the farm. Several BMPs were identified through stakeholder meetings and meeting with researchers and scientists. One of the BMPs identified was alternate row irrigation for surface irrigation systems. This study was designed to determine the impact of alternate row irrigation on irrigation water applications and yield. There were two treatments, every row (ER) and every other row (EOR). Lint yield was 1652 kg/ha (1474 lb/ac) and 1611 kg/ha (1438 lb/ac) in 2006; 1795 kg/ha (1603 lb/ac) and 1902 kg/ha (1698 lb/ac) in 2007 and 1365 kg/ha (1219 lb/ac) and 1237 kg/ha (1104 lb/ac) in 2008 for the ER and EOR treatments, respectively. The irrigation water amounts were 187.7 cm and 162.3 cm (73.9 and 63.9 in.) in 2006; 151.4 and 137.2 cm (59.6 and 54.0 in.) in 2007 and 184.1 and 132.6 cm (72.5 and 52.2 in.) in 2008 for the ER and EOR treatments respectively. The results indicate that on an average the use of EOR saves about 30.5 cm (12 in.) of water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages3325-3332
Number of pages8
Volume4
ISBN (Print)9781617388354
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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water conservation
Practice Guidelines
Water Resources
irrigation
water resources
irrigation water
Water
good agricultural practices
lint yield
surface irrigation
irrigation systems
stakeholders
researchers
Research Personnel
farms
water

Keywords

  • Alternate row
  • Cotton
  • Surface irrigation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Subramani, J. ., & Martin, E. C. (2010). Assessing irrigation BMP for water conservation - alternate row irrigation. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010 (Vol. 4, pp. 3325-3332). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Assessing irrigation BMP for water conservation - alternate row irrigation. / Subramani, Jayashankar -; Martin, Edward C.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. Vol. 4 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2010. p. 3325-3332.

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Subramani, J & Martin, EC 2010, Assessing irrigation BMP for water conservation - alternate row irrigation. in American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. vol. 4, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, pp. 3325-3332.
Subramani J, Martin EC. Assessing irrigation BMP for water conservation - alternate row irrigation. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. Vol. 4. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 2010. p. 3325-3332
Subramani, Jayashankar - ; Martin, Edward C. / Assessing irrigation BMP for water conservation - alternate row irrigation. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2010, ASABE 2010. Vol. 4 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2010. pp. 3325-3332
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