Drip irrigation water requirement of capsicum under sub-humid sub-temperate region of Himachal Pradesh.

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Year Published: 2007
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Author: Spehia, R. S. ; Thakur, B. C. ; Sharma, I. P.
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A field experiment was conducted on sandy loam soils (Inceptisols) in Himachal Pradesh, India, to investigate the effect of different levels of drip irrigation with and without plastic mulch on the yield and irrigation water requirement of capsicum. The following treatments were employed: (T1) drip irrigation with V volume of water; (T2) drip irrigation with 0.8V volume of water; (T3) drip irrigation with 0.6V volume of water; (T4) surface irrigation; (T5) T1+ plastic mulch; (T6) T2+ plastic mulch; (T7) T3+ plastic mulch; and (T8) T4+ plastic mulch. Drip irrigation at 0.8V volume of water recorded a significantly higher yield (116.69 q/ha) compared with surface irrigation. Drip irrigation+polyethylene mulch increased crop yield (131.47 q/ha). Water use efficiency with sole drip irrigation, drip irrigation+polyethylene mulch and surface irrigation was 3.73, 3.88 and 2.35, respectively. Drip irrigation+polyethylene mulch besides the 55.6% water saving has also resulted to 37% higher yield compared with surface irrigation only. The benefit-cost ratio of capsicum cultivation under drip irrigation, drip irrigation+polyethylene mulch and surface irrigation was 2.66, 2.77 and 2.27, respectively.

Pages: 124 - 128
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Volume: 3
Number: 1
Journal: International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
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ISSN: 0973-130x

cost benefit analysis, crop yield, Inceptisols, irrigationrequirements, irrigation scheduling, irrigation water, mulches,mulching, plant water relations, plastic film, polyethylene film, sandyloam soils, soil types, surface irrigation, trickle irrigation, waterconservation, water requirements, water use efficiency, HimachalPradesh, India, Capsicum, Solanaceae, Solanales, dicotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, India, South Asia, Asia,Developing Countries, Commonwealth of Nations, mulching materials,Agricultural Economics (EE110), Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), SoilWater Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management], Soil Management (JJ900)

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