The Role of Water in Agriculture

The Role of Water in Agriculture

Based on Papers and Discussions at a Symposium Held at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station Near Aberystwyth on March 19th, 1969

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: James A. Taylor
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186696

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The Role of Water in Agriculture focuses on the role of water in British agriculture. This book discusses the growing importance of hydrological science and agricultural hydrology. Organized into 14 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the problems of accurate rainfall measurement and its importance to agriculture. This text then presents a comprehensive study of the sources of error in agricultural water budgets. Other chapters consider the progress reports on two catchment studies and a report on the effect of agricultural treatments on water availability in the soil. This book discusses as well the sediment yields from forested and agricultural lands on an international basis. The final chapter deals with a summary of the discussions with conclusions and implications. This book is a valuable resource for hydrologists, geographers, meteorologists, agricultural scientists, applied biologists, plant physiologists, and pedologists. Engineers, administrators, and advisers will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Publications

    List of Figures

    List of Authors

    Ch. I Definite Rainfall Measurements and Their Significance for Agriculture

    Ch. II Sources of Error in Agricultural Water Budgets

    Ch. III Evapotranspiration and the Water Balance in a Small Clay Catchment

    Ch. IV Variations in Sediment Production from Three East Yorkshire Catchments

    Ch. V Sediment Yields from Forested and Agricultural Lands

    Ch. VI The Effect of Agricultural Treatment on the Quantity of Water Available in the Soil

    Ch. VII The Current Trends in the Use of Water For Agriculture

    Ch. VII The Water Requirements of Particular Stock Producing Systems

    Ch. IX Water Resource Management and the Needs of Agriculture

    Ch. X Limited Irrigation in Crop Production

    Ch. XI The Cumulative Effects of Irrigation on Fruit Crops

    Ch. XII Estimates of Long-Term Irrigation -Needs

    Ch. XIII The Flexibility of Land-Use in Relation to the Water Balance

    Ch. XIV Edited Summary of the Discussions: Conclusions and Implications

    Author Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483186696

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James A. Taylor

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