|Author:||Mukesh, Siag ; Chawla, J. K. ; Ajay, Vashisht ; Indu,Bhushan|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
A study was conducted during 2003-06 to optimally utilize the drip irrigation system already available with the orchardists of south-west Punjab wherein, adaptive research trials at farmers' fields using drip irrigation in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) with paired row planting were laid in Abohar (Ferozepur district) to see the performance of crop and compare with the farmers' practice of applying irrigation through flooding. The average increase in yield in drip irrigated plot was 21% (with a maximum yield of 2 812 as compared to 2 036 kg/ha under flooding) with water savings of 30%, besides early maturity, labour savings and risk coverage under heavy downpour than the flooding method. The economic analysis showed that the method of using drip irrigation in cotton was technically feasible and economically viable in canal command area with a benefit cost ratio of (2.03:1) as compared to flooding (1.88:1).
|Pages:||794 - 797|
|Journal:||Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences|
canals, cost benefit analysis, cotton, crop yield,earliness, economic analysis, irrigation water, labour costs, maturationperiod, plant water relations, trickle irrigation, water use efficiency,India, Punjab (India), Gossypium, Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium,Malvaceae, Malvales, dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants,eukaryotes, South Asia, Asia, Developing Countries, Commonwealth ofNations, India, countries, labor costs, Natural Resource Economics(EE115) (New March 2000), Labour and Employment (EE900), 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], WaterResources (PP200)