Irrigation Science Articles

  • How the University of Florida uses 200 root tube installations with the CI-602 root imager

    The University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), Plant Root Biology Laboratory led by Dr. Lorenzo Rossi is located at the Indian River Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS IRREC) in Fort Pierce, Florida. Situated in the heart of the premiere grapefruit growing region of the world, the lab primarily uses the CI-602 root imager to study grapefruit root growth and ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Research and Development

    Many organizations support and encourages the research and development. Nowadays, Irrigation and Agriculture are full of challenges, however there is more opportunities to come over these challenges. Only innovation, research and development can do it. One of the best scientific solutions is the Artificial intelligence, the Artificial Intelligence is approach of computer science to study and ...


    By Pierce Corporation

  • International chocolate company Giant lysimeters for cocoa irrigation research - Case Study

    On of our biggest projects till now has been planning and installing a system of 24 giant lysimeters in a cocoa research farm. Due to climate changes cocoa plantations are struggling to adjust to the new conditions in the tropical areas. This lysimeter system was designed according to our clients needs, determined to find the best irrigation plan for cocoa plantations around the world. ...


    By CrystalVision Ltd.

  • Egypt, Kazakhstan and Australia. Plastic-Puglia is exporting its technology

    Plastic-Puglia continues to invest in research and development of new products for irrigation. The company is moving into areas where the technology and water resources are scarce or mismanaged. In this field, the business group  is well known and appreciated in over 40 ...


    By Plastic Puglia

  • CSE algorithm: ‘canal survey estimation’ to evaluate the flow rate extractions and hydraulic state in irrigation canals

    One of the main problems in water management of irrigation systems is the control of the equitable distribution of water among different orifice offtakes. The difficulty of managing a canal is partly caused by the lack of knowledge of the canal state because the scheduled demand is often not fulfilled, since farmers extract more water than is scheduled and it is impossible for the watermaster ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plastic-Puglia: Watering your crops while saving resources

    In summer, keeping a vegetable garden well watered means keeping an open tap like you haven’t seen since your last kegger in college. When the little rainfall in winter can make it seem like summer year-round, our finite resource such as water becomes ever more precious, in spite of the few rainstorms that did pass through in winter. ...


    By Plastic Puglia

  • Water pricing and irrigation across Europe: opportunities and constraints for adopting irrigation scheduling decision support systems

    Despite the plethora of irrigation scheduling decision support systems that have been developed over the past decades, there is little evidence of widespread adoption by farmers. This paper investigates the structural, institutional and political rigidities that affect the adoption of irrigation scheduling technologies in southern European countries and highlights the corresponding ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Social capital in large-scale environmental collaboration: the case of the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

    Environmental collaborative governance arrangements have the potential to build social capital, leading to long-term cooperation among parties with a history of conflict over water use, in particular in irrigation, hydropower production and riverine wildlife habitat. Previous research on social capital in the context of collaborative governance has emphasized small-scale grassroots initiatives ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil water movement under a drip irrigation double-point source

    Particularly in dry regions, the scarcity of high-quality fresh water has heightened the importance of urban runoff water re-use, leading as well to the improvement of water use efficiency through the surface drip irrigation method. Given the limited research on wetting front migration under a surface drip irrigation emitter, soil water movement under a double-point-source irrigation emitter ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of different irrigation systems in Albaji Plain

    The objective of this research was to compare different irrigation methods based on a parametric evaluation system in an area of 16,350 ha in the Albaji Plain of the Khuzestan Province, in the southwest of Iran. The soil properties of the study area such as texture, depth, electrical conductivity, drainage, calcium carbonate content and slope were derived from a semi-detailed soil study carried ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Special features of drip-sprinkler irrigation technology

    Irrigation techniques and technology based on principle of regular accumulation of moisture in active layer (surface irrigation, regular sprinkler irrigation) are most common in science and in practice. More progressive is principle of non-stop water supply of plants and soil in conformity to their water consumption. Drip irrigation and impulse sprinkling are based on this principle. The main ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Irrigation water governance in practice: the case of the Canale Emiliano Romagnolo district, Italy

    Irrigation is an essential element of agricultural production whose absence would create great economic hardship in many regions of the global South. Yet irrigated agriculture uses 70% of global fresh water withdrawals, putting major pressure on global water resources. Whilst much research has focused on technological solutions to improve irrigation efficiency, irrigation water governance ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects on macronutrient contents in soil-plant irrigated with different quality waters and wastewaters

    The goals of this research were focused on investigating the effects of irrigation with untreated wastewater, ozone-enhanced primary treated wastewaters (O3EPTW), tap water and tap water + fertilizer on the macronutrient content in soil and plant tissues. The effect on plant development was evaluated by growing Lactuca sativa in soils irrigated with these different quality ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Soil moisture sensors provide a Dramatic reduction in Irrigation water usage - Case study

    Back in late 2012 a property management firm in central California realized they had a big, expensive problem. The manager had a property that was using a lot of irrigation water to keep it looking lush and green. Having the property lush and green was an absolute necessity, but this need was generating huge water bills in the thousands of dollars every month. The billing rates were graduated, so ...


    By Acclima, Inc.

  • Two Approaches for Optimizing Water Productivity

    Agricultural Research Service researchers in Bushland, Texas, are helping farmers make the most of their water supplies in a region where they depend on the Ogallala Aquifer, a massive underground reservoir under constant threat of overuse. Steve Evett, Susan O'Shaughnessy, and their colleagues at the Conservation and Production Research Laboratory are developing and testing soil-water and ...


    By Acclima, Inc.

  • Comparative research on water and energy-saving irrigation systems in the GAP and Aegean regions of Turkey

    This research was carried out to determine the effects of furrow, sprinkler, drip, mobile nozzle, mobile drip and LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) irrigation methods on the yields and Water Use Efficiency of cotton in the South Eastern Anatolian Project (GAP) Area and in the Aegean Region. According to the results obtained, the highest yield was produced from the drip irrigation method. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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