Water Management

Research Advances in Sustainable
Micro Irrigation

Sustainable Micro Irrigation
Principles and Practices

Senior Editor-in-Chief: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE

Sustainable Micro Irrigation

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: August 12, 2014
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880169
Pages: 506pp + index
Binding Type: hardbound
Series: Research Advances in Sustainable
Micro Irrigation

Volume: 1

This new book, Sustainable Micro Irrigation: Principles and Practices, is the first in the new series on micro irrigation, which offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. Written by experienced scientists from various parts of the world, the chapters in this book offer basic principles, knowledge, and techniques of micro irrigation management, which are essential in designing, developing, and evaluating an agricultural irrigation management system. The methods and techniques have worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture.

The book includes coverage of many important topics in the field, including:

  • an historical review of micro irrigation
  • the current global status of the field and its potential
  • basic principles and applications
  • new research on chemigation and fertigation
  • technologies for specific crops, such as sugar cane
  • irrigation software for micro irrigation design
  • affordable and low-cost micro irrigation solutions for small farms and farms in developing countries
  • micro irrigation design using Hydrocalc software
Information provided here can be easily applied to other locations that may not be covered in the book. This book is a must for those interested in irrigation planning and management, namely, researchers, scientists, educators, and students.

The second volume in the series is Subsurface Micro Irrigation and Surface Micro Irrigation.. Volume 3, Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines, is now in development.

Foreword by Gajendra Singh
Foreword by Miguel Muñoz Muñoz
Foreword by Marvin J Jensen
Part I – Status and Potential of Micro Irrigation
Chapter 1: Pressurized Irrigation Technology: Global Scenario

S. A. Kulkarni, F. B. Reinders, and F. Ligetvari

Chapter 2: Micro Irrigation Technology: Global Scenario

Felix B. Reinders

Chapter 3: Affordable Micro irrigation for Small Farms

Jack Keller and Andrew A. Keller

Chapter 4: Micro Irrigation Potential in the Developing Countries

Tushaar Shah and Jack Keller

Chapter 5: Low-Cost Micro-Irrigation in Kenya

Jack Keller

Chapter 6: Micro Irrigation Potential in India

R. K. Sivanappan

Chapter 7: Advanced Technologies for Sugarcane Cultivation under Micro Irrigation: Tamil Nadu

R. K. Sivanappan

Chapter 8: Design and Management of Irrigation Systems: Chile

Eduardo A. Holzapfel, Alejandro Pannunzio, Ignacio Lorite, Aureo S. Silva de Oliveira, and István Farkas

Chapter 9: Subsurface Micro Irrigation: Review

Leonor Rodríguez-Sinobas and María Gil-Rodríguez
Part II – Principles of Micro Irrigation

Chapter 10: Modernization of Floating Pumping Station for Irrigation

Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir and Alina Gabor

Chapter 11: Principles of Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal

Chapter 12: Chemigation

Megh R. Goyal

Chapter 13: Fertigation: Venturi Injection Method

Mukesh Kumar, T. B.S . Rajput, and Neelam Patel

Chapter 14: Chemigation Uniformity in Micro Irrigation System

Larry Schwankl

Chapter 15: Micro Irrigation: Filtration Systems

Megh R. Goyal

Chapter 16: Micro Irrigation Design using Hydrocalc Software

Rares Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir and Emanuel Hategan


About the Authors / Editors:
Senior Editor-in-Chief: 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.

Dr. Megh R. Goyal received BSc degree in engineering in 1971, MSc degree in 1977, PhD degree in 1979, and Master of Divinity degree in 2001. He spent a one-year sabbatical leave in 2002–03 at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Florida International University, Miami, USA. Since 1971, he has worked as Lecturer/Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and the Ohio State University, and Professor – cum Research Agricultural Engineer at Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus.

At present, he is a retired professor in agricultural and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico. He is also Senior Acquisitions Editor for Apple Academic Press, Inc., in the areas of agricultural science and biomedical engineering, as well as Senior Editor-in-chief of the book series Advances in Bioengineering Research and Applications, published by AAP.

He has authored more than 200 articles in technical journals and textbooks, including Elements of Agroclimatology (Spanish) by UNISARC; Colombia, two Bibliographies on Drip Irrigation; the books Biofluid Dynamics of Human Body, Management of Drip/Trickle or Micro Irrigation, Evapotranspiration: Principles and Applications for Water Management, and Biomechanics of Artificial Organs and Prostheses; as well as the three volume series on Research Advances on Sustainable Micro Irrigation. Readers may contact him at goyalmegh@gmail.com

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