Water Management

Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation

Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management
Principles and Practices

Editor: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE

Performance Evaluation of Micro Irrigation Management

Pub Date: August 2016
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771883207
E-Book ISBN: 9781771883214
Pages: 378pp with index
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation
Volume: 3

“A must for all irrigation planners to minimize the problem of water scarcity worldwide.”
—Miguel A Muñoz, PhD, Ex-President of University of Puerto Rico; and Professor/Soil Scientist

“This innovative book series on micro irrigation will aid the irrigation fraternity throughout the world.”
—A. M. Michael, PhD, Former Professor/Director, Water Technology Centre, IARI; Ex-Vice-Chancellor, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur, Kerala

“In providing these resources in this book series on micro irrigation, Megh Raj Goyal as well as the Apple Academic Press and rendering an important service to the irrigation fraternity.”
—Gajendra Singh, PhD, Ex-President (2010-2012) of ISAE; Former Deputy Director General (Engineering) of ICAR; and Former Vice-President/Dean/Professor and Chairman, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

“In modern day farming, the most limiting input being water, much importance is needed for conservation and judicious use of the irrigation water for sustaining the productivity of food and other cash crops. Though the availability of information on micro irrigation is adequate, its application strategies must be expanded for larger benefit of the water saving technology by the clients.”
—B. J. Pandian, PhD, Dean and Professor, College of Agricultural Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

This new volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series covers an array of technologies to estimate evapotranspiration and to evaluate parameters that are needed in the management of micro irrigation, with worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture.

Topics include:

  • recent evapotranspiration research
  • performance evaluation of filters and emitters
  • evaluation of fertigation and ground water with treated wastewater effluent
  • performance of pulse drip irrigated potato under organic agriculture practices in sandy soils
  • impact of polyethylene mulch on micro irrigated cabbage
  • tree injection irrigation
This volume will be very useful for those looking for better practices in micro irrigation, using evaluation of performance of various methods and with different crops.

Part I: Principles of Micro Irrigation
1. Recent Evapotranspiration Research in Puerto Rico
Eric W. Harmsen, Victor J. Reventos, and John Mecikalski
2. Modeling of Evaporation from Bare Soil
Ingle Vishal Keshaorao and A. K. Mishra
3. Tree Injection Irrigation: Principles, Perspectives, and Problems
Megh R. Goyal

Part II: Evaluation of Micro Irrigation
4. Evaluation of Filters and Emitters under Domestic Treated Sewage Water
Ashok R. Mhaske and R. B. Biniwale
5. Evaluation of Drip Irrigation Systems for Water Management in Orchards
Richard Koech, Isa Yunusa, Ian Nuberg, and David Pezzaniti
6. Fertigation and Ground Water Quality with Treated Wastewater Effluent
C. Prabakaran

Part III: Micro Irrigation Practices in Agricultural Crops
7. Performance of Pulse Drip Irrigated Potato under Organic Agriculture Practices in Sandy Soils
Abdelraouf Ramadan
8. Impact of Polyethylene Mulch on Micro Irrigated Cabbage
M. U. Kale, S. B. Wadatkar, S. M. Ghawade, J. N. Lokhande, and A. S. Talokar
9. Performance of Garlic under Different Irrigation Systems
M. U. Kale, S. B. Wadatkar, M. M. Deshmukh, D. B. Palwe, and A. S. Talokar

About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus; Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc. email: goyalmegh@gmail.com

Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE, is a Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering from the General Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico–Mayaguez Campus; and Senior Acquisitions Editor and Senior Technical Editor-in-Chief in Agriculture and Biomedical Engineering for Apple Academic Press Inc. He has worked as a Soil Conservation Inspector and as a Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and Ohio State University. He was first agricultural engineer to receive the professional license in Agricultural Engineering in 1986 from College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico. On September 16, 2005, he was proclaimed as “Father of Irrigation Engineering in Puerto Rico for the twentieth century” by the ASABE, Puerto Rico Section, for his pioneer work on micro irrigation, evapotranspiration, agroclimatology, and soil and water engineering. During his professional career of 45 years, he has received many prestigious awards. A prolific author and editor, he has written more than 200 journal articles and textbooks and has edited over 25 books. He received his BSc degree in engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India; his MSc and PhD degrees from Ohio State University, Columbus; and his Master of Divinity degree from Puerto Rico Evangelical Seminary, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, USA.

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