|Author:||Verma, M. L. ; Thakur, B. C. ; Bhandari, A. R.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
A field experiment conducted on loamy sand during 1996-98 in Himachal Pradesh, India, to study the effect of drip irrigation [trickle irrigation] and polyethylene mulch on yield, quality and water use efficiency of peach cv. July Elberta revealed drip system to be very effective and an efficient method of irrigation for raising peaches especially on light textured soils. Drip irrigation at V-volume of water (100% evaporation-transpiration crop) with polyethylene mulch resulted in significantly higher fruit yield and better quality characteristics of peach. The drip system, aside from saving 59.1% of irrigation water, resulted in 30.4% higher fruit yield of peach compared to surface irrigation.
|Pages:||406 - 409|
|Journal:||Indian Journal of Horticulture|
crop quality, crop yield, mulches, peaches, plant waterrelations, sandy loam soils, soil types, surface irrigation, trickleirrigation, water use efficiency, yield components, Himachal Pradesh,India, Prunus persica, India, South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries,Commonwealth of Nations, Prunus, Rosaceae, Rosales, dicotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, mulching materials,Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March 2000), Plant Water Relations(FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Water Management (Irrigation andDrainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management]