Comparative research on water and energy-saving irrigation systems in the GAP and Aegean regions of Turkey.

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Year Published: 2002
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Author: Sener, S. ; Cetin, O.
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This study was carried out to determine the effects of furrow, sprinkler, drip, mobile nozzle, mobile drip and LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) irrigation methods on the yields and water use efficiency of cotton in the South Eastern Anatolian Project (GAP) Area in Sanliurfa City and in the Aegean Region in Izmir (Turkey). According to the results obtained, the highest yield was produced from the drip irrigation method. The drip, sprinkler and mobile nozzle forms of irrigation required 31, 28 and 26% less irrigation water, respectively, than furrow irrigation when related to the optimum yields and the feasible irrigation water quantities in the GAP Area. The drip irrigation method has utilized the irrigation water more efficiently than the other methods. LEPA and mobile drip did not show any significant difference in the effective use of irrigation water compared to furrow irrigation. Similar results were obtained in the Aegean Region.

Pages: 154 - 161
Volume: 2
Number: 2/3
Journal: International Journal of Water
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ISSN: 1465-6620

cotton, crop yield, development projects, furrow irrigation,irrigation requirements, irrigation systems, irrigation water, nozzles,sprinkler irrigation, trickle irrigation, water use efficiency, Turkey,Gossypium, Malvaceae, Malvales, dicotyledons, angiosperms,Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, West Asia, Asia, MediterraneanRegion, Developing Countries, OECD Countries, spray irrigation, Aid(EE125) (New March 2000), Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000), PlantWater Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Water Management(Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly SoilWater Management], Agricultural and Forestry Equipment (General) (NN400)

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