Technological Interventions in the Management of Irrigated Agriculture

Megh R. Goyal, Susmitha S. Nambuthiri, Richard Koech

February 15, 2018 Forthcoming by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 288 Pages - 25 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771885928 - CAT# N11910
Series: Innovations in Agricultural & Biological Engineering

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Features

  • Discusses both engineering and agronomic aspects of agricultural management
  • Presents technological advancement in soil and water conservation in irrigation
  • Examines a selection of new technological methods for management of irrigation scheduling
  • Looks at technology to address the variability and measurement of soil water storage
  • Addresses the long-term soil effects of converting natural forest for cultivation purposes
  • Examines the use of biofertilizers and bioenergy for agricultural cultivation and productivity

Summary

With a roster of international contributors, Technological Interventions in Management of Irrigated Agriculture offers an abundance of solutions to address agricultural water management challenges in today’s water-scarce areas of the world. The authors present studies on farmer-friendly irrigation scheduling methods, model-based analysis of crop water requirements, ways to optimize surface irrigation systems, and hydraulic design and management of surface water systems. The book goes on to highlight ways to improve soil properties by taking into account spatial, temporal, and spectral variability in soil properties. The volume also covers various innovative research studies on soil and water productivity of vegetable cultivation under water-stressed areas, application of coir geotextiles, and the role of biofertilizers in controlling soil degradation and maintaining fertile topsoil.  Crop management strategies to enhance the efficient use of marginal and saline lands for nonconventional crops are also discussed.

The book is divided into four sections, covering:

  • engineering interventions in irrigation management
  • technological interventions in management of soil properties
  • technological inventions for soil and water conservation
  • crop management for non-conventional use

This volume will serve as an invaluable resource for academicians, researchers, engineers, agronomists, extension officers, students, and farmers in the broad discipline of agricultural and biological engineering.

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