irrigation information Books

  • Water Requirements for Irrigation and the Environment

    Irrigated agriculture produces about 40% of all food and fibre on about 16% of all cropped land. As such, irrigated agriculture is a productive user of resources; both in terms of yield per cropped area and in yield per volume of water consumed. Many irrigation projects, however, use (divert or withdraw) much more water than consumed by the crop. ...

  • Sustainability of Irrigated Agriculture

    Irrigated agriculture and the use of water resources in agriculture face the challenges of sustainable development. Research has advanced our knowledge of water use by crops, soil-water-solutes interactions, and the engineering and managerial tools needed to mobilize, convey, distribute, control and apply water for agricultural production. ...

  • Crop Field Response to Deficit Irrigation

    With limited water resources to divert for agriculture, innovations aimed at increasing efficient use of irrigation water must be developed. Among the means to survive the consequences of water scarcity and yet to sustain high crop production under irrigated agriculture with decreasing share of water, deficient irrigation programs are highly ...

  • Irrigation of Agricultural Crops, Second Edition

    Irrigation is one of the most important human activities sustaining civilization. On average, irrigated crop yields are double those from unirrigated land. It has been estimated that to meet the needs of the 8 billion population by 2025, the irrigated area must expand more than 20% and irrigated crop yields must improve by 40% above current ...

  • Irrigation Guidelines on CD-ROM (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThere are a number of irrigation guidelines available worldwide from various national and international institutions and organizations. Such guidelines cover different irrigation topics in varying degrees of quantity and quality. The individual user may have difficulty in both identifying ...

  • Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation

    This new book,Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation, offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. The information covered has worldwide applicability to irrigation management in ...

  • Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

    This valuable book, the third volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, focuses on sustainable micro irrigation management for trees and vines. It covers the principles as well as recent advances and applications of micro irrigation ...

  • Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management

    With the increased use of alternative irrigation water sources on turfgrass and landscape sites, their management is becoming more complex and whole ecosystems-oriented. Yet few turfgrass managers have received formal training in the intricacies of irrigation water. Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation Water Quality: Assessment and Management ...

  • Irrigation in the Near East Region in figures - vol 9 (En )

    Series: FAO Water ReportsThe AQUASTAT programme has been initiated with the view of presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in developing countries. This report presents the results of a survey of the Near East Region taken in 1995 and 1996. The survey relied mostly on country-based statistics and information contained ...

  • Irrigation in the Middle East region in figures - AQUASTAT Survey - 2008

    FAO Water ReportsThe AQUASTAT Programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and rural development. This report presents the results of ...

  • The Inter-Relationship Between Irrigation, Drainage and the Environment in the Aral Sea Basin

    The irrigated area in the Aral Sea basin totals about 7.5 million ha. Part of the water supplied to this area is consumed by the irrigated crops; the remainder drains into the groundwater basin, downstream depressions, or back into the rivers. But the water accumulates salts and chemicals during its period of use, causing environmental ...

  • Irrigation in Africa in figures. AQUASTAT Survey - 2005 (+ CD-ROM) (English)

    Series: FAO Water ReportsThe AQUASTAT programme was initiated with a view to presenting a comprehensive picture of water resources and irrigation in developing countries and providing systematic, up-to-date and reliable information on water for agriculture and development. This report presents the result of the most recent survey carries out in ...

  • Report of the Regional Scoping Workshop on the Use of Irrigation Systems for Fish Production in Central Asia. Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 17-20 July 2007 (E

    Series: FAO Fisheries ReportsThe Workshop was held in the context of a decreasing inland capture fisheries and aquaculture production in all of the Central Asian countries. Inland capture fisheries and aquaculture are potentially important sources of food, income and employment for many of them. The Workshop aimed to build awareness among ...

  • Towards the Rational Use of High Salinity Tolerant Plants

    The Symposium on high salinity tolerant plants, held at the University of Al Ain in December 1990, dealt primarily with plants tolerating salinity levels exceeding that of ocean water and which at the same time are promising for utilization in agriculture or forestry. These plants could be very useful for a country like the UAE where fresh ...

  • Water Lifting Devices. A handbook for users and choosers. Third Edition (En)

    This is an updated and expanded new edition (formerly Water Pumping Devices), surveying the water-lifting technologies that are available and appropriate for smallholdings. It examines the costs and general suitability of the different technologies to enable farmers and policy makers to make informed choices.More than one billion people still do ...

  • Planted Forests: Contributions to the Quest for Sustainable Societies

    Planted forests, from irrigated eucalypts in Brazil to Douglas-fir seedlings in the mountains of Oregon, are described and discussed by international experts. The varieties, purposes, forms, and ecological, economic and social aspects of planted forests are considered in technical details and in case studies from temperate and tropical ...

  • Gulf Agriculture

    Agriculture in the Gulf region is fast developing and rapidly becoming more sophisticated with the latest farming technology. GULF AGRICULTURE, the only specialized magazine in English covers on a bimonthly basis all news relating to agriculture, horticulture, crop protection, irrigation, landscaping, and livestock farming in the Gulf ...

  • Farm ponds for water, fish and livelihoods

    Ponds add value to farming activities: water form ponds can serve domestic and livestock water supplies as well as irrigation for crops. Raising fish is an obvious use for a farm pound; it adds value to the water, and provides improved nutrition for farm families. This booklet provides basic and practical information on multiple-use smallholder ...

  • Aridity

    At the intersection of environmental science and human biology this book deals with dry ecosystems - aridity, droughts, wind and its influence on soils and regulation - the societies affected by these ecosystems, and the inventiveness of those living under these conditions. These environments are the basis of nomad existence, of irrigated ...

  • Physiology of Cotton

    Cotton production today is not to be undertaken frivolously if one expects to profit by its production. If cotton production is to be sustainable and produced profitably, it is essential to be knowledgeable about the growth and development of the cotton plant and in the adaptation of cultivars to the region as well as the technology available. In ...

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