Experimental results regarding the influence of watering methods and weed controlling on tomatoes water consumption.

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Year Published: 2005
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Author: Jurian, M. ; Budiu, V. ; Dîrja, M. ; Jurian, B. ; Deak, J.
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An experiment was conducted in Romania in 2004 to investigate the effects of 2 watering methods (drip and furrow irrigations) and 2 weeding methods (2 herbicide treatments and 1, 2 and 3 weedings) on the water consumption of tomatoes. The herbicide used was Pantera [quizalofop-P] 40 EC. The water consumption increased as the number of weedings increased. The water consumption was higher in the furrow irrigation than in the dripping irrigation. The drip irrigation recorded higher yield than the furrow irrigation. Each extra weeding resulted in significant yield increase. The water capitalization coefficients (WCC) showed that those irrigated by dripping method used 55-56 l of water to produce 1 kg of fruit while those irrigated by furrow method used 88-90 l of water for the same purpose. The weeding treatments did no influence the WCC value because when the yield increased, the water consumption also increased, and the ratio between them remained constant. The drip irrigation is recommended in tomatoes to ensure high yield with relatively low water consumption. The application of 2-3 mechanical weedings is also recommended, which although lead to higher water consumption they ensure higher yields.

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Volume: 48
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Journal: Lucrari Stiintifice, Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole SiMedicina Veterinara "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" Iasi, Seria Agronomie,Romania
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ISSN: 1454-7414

chemical control, crop yield, furrow irrigation, herbicides,manual weed control, plant water relations, quizalofop-P, tomatoes,trickle irrigation, water use efficiency, weed control, weeding, weeds,Romania, Lycopersicon esculentum, Lycopersicon, Solanaceae, Solanales,dicotyledons, angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Balkans,Southern Europe, Europe, Developed Countries, Rumania, weedicides,weedkillers, Horticultural Crops (FF003) (New March 2000), Plant WaterRelations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), Environmental PestManagement (HH200), Pesticides and Drugs; Control (HH405) (New March2000), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (RevisedJune 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management]

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