|Author:||Sampathkumar, T. ; Krishnasamy, S. ; Ramesh, K. ; Shanmugasundaram, K.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
A study was conducted at Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India during summer season of 2002 to study the effect of drip and surface irrigation methods with rice straw mulching on productivity and water use efficiency of cotton cv. SVPR-2. Six irrigation methods (drip, skip furrow, all furrow, alternate furrow, border strip and control basin) and two mulching practices (rice straw mulching and no mulching) were incorporated in this study. The highest seed cotton yield (2430 kg ha-1) and water use efficiency (3.53 kg ha-1 mm-1) were registered under drip irrigation. Rice straw mulch at 5 t ha-1 also significantly increased the cotton yield (2013 kg ha-1) and water use efficiency (2.92 kg ha-1 mm-1) over no mulching.
|Pages:||141 - 144|
|Journal:||Crop Research (Hisar)|
cotton, crop residues, crop yield, irrigation, mulches,mulching, plant water relations, rice, rice straw, straw, water use,water use efficiency, yield components, India, Tamil Nadu, Gossypium,Malvaceae, Malvales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants,eukaryotes, South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries, Commonwealth ofNations, India, Madras, mulching materials, paddy, watering, Field Crops(FF005) (New March 2000), Plant Water Relations (FF062), PlantProduction (FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage)(JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], SoilManagement (JJ900), Plant Wastes (XX200)