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Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation


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Micro irrigation is one of best management practices and can contribute to save our planet from water scarcity. The objective of the volumes under this book series is to offer academia/engineers/technologists/users from different disciplines information to gain knowledge on the breadth and depth of this multifaceted field. The field of micro irrigation is interdisciplinary, as it requires knowledge of biologists, physicists, agricultural scientists and engineers. There is urgent need to explore and investigate the current shortcomings and challenges of micro irrigation. The volumes, in short, will explore and convey the key concepts on innovations and challenges in micro irrigation. Topics to be covered include:


1. Cost–benefit of crop production
2. Fertigation technology
3. Clogging in surface and subsurface drip irrigation systems
4. Design of drip irrigation systems
5. Dimensional analysis and similitude applications
6. Comparison among drip irrigation and other irrigation systems
7. Estimation of crop water needs under drip irrigation
8. Drip irrigation applications and practices in: landscape, urban agriculture, green houses, forestry, agricultural crops, salinity management, etc. 
9. Computer simulation and theoretical approaches in drip irrigation
10. Hydraulics of different components of drip irrigation
11. Current status or review of specialized topics in drip irrigation
12. Academia to industry to end user loop in drip irrigation
13. Economics of drip irrigation systems, demand/market for drip irrigation systems, etc.

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Management Strategies for Water Use Efficiency and Micro Irrigated Crops: Principles, Practices, and Performance

Management Strategies for Water Use Efficiency and Micro Irrigated Crops: Principles, Practices, and Performance

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, B. J. Pandian
February 01, 2019

Management Strategies for Water Use Efficiency and Micro Irrigated Crops presents new research and technologies for making better use of water resources for agricultural purposes. The chapters focus on better management to improve allocation and irrigation water efficiency and look at performance...

Micro Irrigation Scheduling and Practices

Micro Irrigation Scheduling and Practices

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, Balram Panigrahi, Sudhindra N. Panda
August 28, 2017

Many countries around the world are struggling with the challenges of water scarcity, including water for crops. Micro irrigation methods are an effective means to make the most efficient use of available water. This volume, Micro Irrigation Scheduling and Practices, continues the efforts of the...

Micro Irrigation Engineering for Horticultural Crops: Policy Options, Scheduling, and Design

Micro Irrigation Engineering for Horticultural Crops: Policy Options, Scheduling, and Design

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, Ajai Singh
August 08, 2017

This book presents a variety of policy adoption methods, irrigation scheduling, and design procedures in micro irrigation engineering for horticultural crops. The chapters range from policy interventions to applications of systems for different crops and under different land conditions. Compiling...

Potential Use of Solar Energy and Emerging Technologies in Micro Irrigation

Potential Use of Solar Energy and Emerging Technologies in Micro Irrigation

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, Manoj K. Ghosal
November 28, 2016

This book, the fourth volume in the series, examines the potential of solar energy and other emerging energy technologies in micro irrigation to create sustainable energy sources. The authors discuss a variety of innovative micro irrigation system designs, with a special focus on solar and...

Micro Irrigation Management: Technological Advances and Their Applications

Micro Irrigation Management: Technological Advances and Their Applications

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal
October 04, 2016

Micro Irrigation Management: Technological Advances and Their Applications, the fifth book in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, is a valuable reference volume on micro irrigation and water management for professional training institutes, technical agricultural centers,...

Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management: Principles and Practices

Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management: Principles and Practices

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal
August 23, 2016

This new volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation series covers an array of technologies to estimate evapotranspiration and to evaluate parameters that are needed in the management of micro irrigation, with worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture. Topics...

Principles and Management of Clogging in Micro Irrigation

Principles and Management of Clogging in Micro Irrigation

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, Vishal K. Chavan, Vinod K. Tripathi
October 16, 2015

Micro irrigation, also known as trickle, drip, localized, high frequency, or pressurized irrigation, is an irrigation method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of...

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops: Methods and Practices

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops: Methods and Practices

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, P. Panigrahi
August 20, 2015

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:...

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