Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Abstract
Fulltext PDF
References
Research Article
 
Irrigation Management Strategies in Corn Production under Various Water Qualities



N.L. Oad , F.C. Oad , H.r. Mangio , Z.A. Abro and A. Soomro
 
ABSTRACT

The experiment was conducted to test various irrigation patterns for maximum yield at Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, during the year 1999. All the cultural practices were adopted to maintain the area free from weeds and insect pests. The results of the experiment showed the superiority of irrigation pattern where canal water (ECe 0.5 to 1.00 dS/cm) was applied followed by those irrigation patterns where canal irrigation water was used in two growth stages which recorded highest values of plant stand, plant height, cob length, cob diameter, cob number, seed index, dry forage and grain yield. The lowest growth and yield contributing parameter values were exhibited in those irrigation patterns where pumped saline water (ECe 1.25 to 1.50 dS/cm was used during the growing period or pumped saline water was applied in two growing stages of the corn crop. Based on the results it is recommended that canal water should be used during the growing period. But, if there is scarcity of canal water then pumped saline water could be used in one growth stage and canal water in other growth stages. Kev words: Corn. vield. irriaation. water Qualities

Services
Related Articles in ASCI
Similar Articles in this Journal
Search in Google Scholar
View Citation
Report Citation

 
  How to cite this article:

N.L. Oad , F.C. Oad , H.r. Mangio , Z.A. Abro and A. Soomro , 2001. Irrigation Management Strategies in Corn Production under Various Water Qualities. Journal of Biological Sciences, 1: 251-252.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2001.251.252

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2001.251.252

REFERENCES
Abdelgawad, G. and A. Ghaibah, 1999. Crop response to irrigation with slightly and moderately saline water and moisture extraction pattern of cotton. Proceedings of Regional Symposium, June 21-23, JUST, Irbid, Jordan, pp: 448-462.

Abdelgawad, G., 1995. The use of Highly Saline Water for Irrigation. Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Abdulsattar, Al-Dabbagh, N. Al-Masri and I. Al-Hadethee, 1999. Optimum use of drainage water in irrigation. Proceedings of Regional Symposium on irrigation Management and Saline Conditions, June 21-23, JUST, Irbid, Jordan, pp: 235-242.

Bouwer, H., 1997. Role of groundwater recharge and water reuse in integrated water management. Arabian J. Sci. Eng., 22: 124-131.

Doorenbos, J. and W. Pruitt, 1992. Crop Water Requirements. FAO, Rome.

Gupta, I.C., 1979. Use of Saline Water in Agriculture in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of India. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Dehli, India, pp: 210.

London, J.R., 1984. Booker Tropical Manual. Ongman Inc., New York, pp: 450.

National Research Council, 1989. Irrigation Induced Water Quality Problems: What can be Learned from the San Joaquin Vally Experience? National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

Oster, J.D., 1994. Management of irrigation water and its ecological impact. Proceedings of 15th World Congress of Soil Science, July 10-16, Acapulco, Mexico, pp: 332-342.

Oster, J.D., 1994. Irrigation with poor quality water. Agric. Water Manage., 25: 271-279.

Rhoades, J.D., 1987. Use of saline water for irrigation. Water Qual. Bull., 12: 14-20.

Rhoades, J.D., A. Kandiah and A.M. Mashali, 1992. The Use of Saline Waters for Crop Production. Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Schilfgaarde, V.J., 1994. Irrigation a blessing or a curse. Agric. Water Manage., 25: 203-219.

Summer, M.E. and R. Naidu, 1998. Sodic Soils: Distribution, Properties Management and Environmental Consequences. Oxford University Press, New York, pp: 207.

Tanji, K.K., 1990. Salinity Assessment and Management. ASCE, New York.

Westcot, D.W., 1988. Reuse and disposal of higher salinity subsurface drainage water: A review. Agriic. Water Manage., 14: 483-511.

©  2019 Science Alert. All Rights Reserved
Fulltext PDF References Abstract