Water use efficiency of wheat under drip irrigation systems at Al-Maghara area, North Sinai, Egypt.

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Year Published: 2009
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Author: El-Rahman, G. A.
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A field experiment was conducted during 2004/2005 season in El-Maghara Research Station, about 90 Km South El-Arish city, North Sinai Governorate, Egypt to study water use efficiency of three wheat varieties (i.e. Sakha 8, Giza 7 and Giza 69) as affected by four irrigation applied rates by means of adding 4 L/h-8 L/h on one line and on two lines. Statistically Split-Split plot design was used. The results revealed that grain and straw yields of wheat were increased by irrigating with drip irrigation on the two lines of laterals GR with 4 L/h application rate. Meanwhile, the variety Giza 7 was superior in grain and straw yields compared with the other two varieties. Seasonal amount of water applied for wheat crop was about 2087 m3/fed, as calculated by Penman-Montieth meteorological equation. Moreover, the highest grain yields were 2145, 2120 and 2085 Kg/fed. for Giza 7, Sakha 8 and Giza 69, respectively with the two lines of 4 L/h application rate. Water use efficiency for the three varieties expressed as Kg/m3 of water consumed was increased using (S3=4 L/h on 2 lines) treatment and the highest WUE values were 1.20, 1.17 & 1.13 Kg/m3 for Giza 7, Sakha 8 and Giza 69, respectively.

Pages: 664 - 670
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Volume: 5
Number: 5
Journal: American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and EnvironmentalScience
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ISSN: 1818-6769

crop yield, cultivars, plant water relations, trickleirrigation, water use efficiency, wheat, Egypt, Triticum, Triticumaestivum, North Africa, Africa, Mediterranean Region, Middle East,Developing Countries, Triticum, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons,angiosperms, Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, cultivated varieties,Field Crops (FF005) (New March 2000), Plant Breeding and Genetics(FF020), Plant Water Relations (FF062), Plant Production (FF100), SoilWater Management (Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002)[formerly Soil Water Management]

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