Advances in Irrigation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120243037, 9781483215273

Advances in Irrigation

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors: Daniel Hillel
eBook ISBN: 9781483215273
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th November 1985
Page Count: 336
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Advances in Irrigation, Volume 3 covers state-of-the-art reviews of topics related to the rapidly advancing theory and practice of irrigation. The book presents articles on the design development and evaluation of the first- and second-generation traveling trickle irrigation system and the management and control options for efficient irrigation and various cultivation practices; as well as the irrigation practice for crop culture in the Southeastern United States. The text also includes articles on the application of time-domain reflectometry to irrigation scheduling; the aspects of water management and irrigation in India based on physiological and phenological considerations; and the estimation and quantification of evapotranspiration. An article on a model simulating water stress effects on corn yield is also encompassed. Agronomists, hydraulic engineers, and agriculturists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

Contributors to This Volume Preface A Traveling Trickle Irrigation System I. Introduction II. Design and Characteristics of TTIS III. The TTIS System and Its Major Components IV. Evaluation of TTIS V. Management and Control of Irrigation VI. Cultivation Practices and Land Preparation VII. Advantages and Disadvantages of TTIS VIII. Future Research and Development Needs References Irrigation Practice for Crop Culture in the Southeastern United States I. Introduction II. Region Characteristics III. Particular Crop and Soil Considerations IV. Irrigation Practice V. Irrigation Response of Selected Crops VI. Expectations References Time-Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and Its Application to Irrigation Scheduling I. Introduction II. Principles of TDR III. Applications of TDR to Irrigation Scheduling IV. Summary and Conclusions References Irrigation in India: A Physiological and Phenological Approach to Water Management in Grain Crops I. Introduction II. Brief History of Irrigation in India III. National Aspects Affecting Irrigation Management IV. Analysis of Yield in Different Crops V. Integration and Conclusion References Estimating Evapotranspiration I. Introduction II. A Multidisciplinary Process Approach to Evapotranspiration III. Meteorological Aspects of Evapotranspiration IV. Components of Evapotranspiration and Mechanisms Involved V. Spatial and Temporal Scales and Specific Needs for Evapotranspiration Data VI. Measurement of Evapotranspiration VII. Modeling of Evapotranspiration VIII. Environmental Heterogeneity and Evapotranspiration IX. Concluding Remarks List of Symbols References A Simulation Model for Predicting Effect of Water Stress on Yield: An Example Using Corn I. Introduction II. Conceptual Basis III. Initial


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About the Editor

Daniel Hillel

Born in California and raised in Israel, Dr. Daniel Hillel acquired an early and lifelong love of the land and a commitment to understanding and protecting the natural environment. Through decades of work in some thirty countries, he has become an international authority on sustainable management of land and water resources. Dr. Hillel has served as professor of soil physics, hydrology and the environmental sciences at leading universities in the U.S. and abroad, and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations. Among the honors he has received are the Chancellor's Medal for Exemplary Service at the University of Massachusetts , a Guggenheim award, and Doctorates of Science honoris causa by Guelph University of Canada and Ohio State University . Dr. Hillel is an elected Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the Soil Science Society of America, and the American Society of Agronomy and was granted the Distinguished Service Award by the latter societies. He has published well over 300 scientific papers and research reports, and authored or edited twenty two books. His definitive textbooks on environmental physics have been use by universities and research institutions throughout the world and have been translated into twelve languages.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Massachusetts, U.S.A.

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