|Book Group Author:||NA|
This paper describes a new irrigation method called Water Pillow (WP), which is a combination of both drip and furrow irrigation and could be classified as a partially automatic system. The design and the main components of the system are discussed. This new irrigation method offers a number of unique opportunities for water saving as well as some problems such as low irrigation efficiencies, erosion and weed control. The first field tests were conducted in 2003 and 2004 growing season at the University of Harran, Sanliurfa, Turkey.
|Pages:||315 - 317|
|Journal:||Journal of Applied Sciences|
automatic irrigation systems, crop yield, cultural control,design, erosion control, furrow irrigation, irrigation, irrigationequipment, irrigation systems, pipes, runoff, trickle irrigation, waterconservation, water use efficiency, weed control, weeds, Turkey, WestAsia, Asia, Mediterranean Region, Developing Countries, OECD Countries,Plant Production (FF100), Weeds and Noxious Plants (FF500),Environmental Pest Management (HH200), Soil Water Management (Irrigationand Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil WaterManagement], Automation and Control (NN050), Agricultural and ForestryEquipment (General) (NN400), Erosion; Soil and Water Conservation (PP400)