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Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management: Volume 1


Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management: Volume 1



von: Hossain Ali

154,69 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 08.09.2010
ISBN/EAN: 9781441963352
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 556

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Agriculture is one of the few industries that has been creating resources conti- ously from nature. Sustainability of this industry is a crucial issue at now-a-days. Agricultural technologies are important to feed the growing world population. Agricultural engineering has been applying scienti?c principles for the optimal use of natural resources in agricultural production for the bene?t of humankind. The role of agricultural engineering is increasing in the coming days at the forthcoming challenges of producing more food with less water coupled with climate uncertainty. I am happy to know that a book entitled "Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management", written by Engr. Dr. M. H. Ali, is going to be p- lished by Springer. The book is designed to cover the major ?elds of agricultural and environmental engineering such as weather, plant, soil, water, and basics of on-farm water management. The book will be quite useful for the students of agricultural engineering. Students of other related branches of engineering s- ences, and engineers working in the ?eld and at research institutes will also be beni?ted. The book may serve as a text book for the students and as a practical hand-book for the practitioners and researchers in the ?eld of irrigation and on-farm water management. Utilization of the recent literature in the area and citation of relevant journals / reports have added a special value to this book. Considering the topics covered, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and educators will ?nd this book as a valuable resource.
This book presents the fundamental principles of irrigation need assessment, water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and the principles needed to adopt the most appropriate approach toward irrigation development and management.
Agriculture is one of the few industries that has been creating resources conti- ously from nature. Sustainability of this industry is a crucial issue at now-a-days. Agricultural technologies are important to feed the growing world population. Agricultural engineering has been applying scienti?c principles for the optimal use of natural resources in agricultural production for the bene?t of humankind. The role of agricultural engineering is increasing in the coming days at the forthcoming challenges of producing more food with less water coupled with climate uncertainty. I am happy to know that a book entitled "Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management", written by Engr. Dr. M. H. Ali, is going to be p- lished by Springer. The book is designed to cover the major ?elds of agricultural and environmental engineering such as weather, plant, soil, water, and basics of on-farm water management. The book will be quite useful for the students of agricultural engineering. Students of other related branches of engineering s- ences, and engineers working in the ?eld and at research institutes will also be beni?ted. The book may serve as a text book for the students and as a practical hand-book for the practitioners and researchers in the ?eld of irrigation and on-farm water management. Utilization of the recent literature in the area and citation of relevant journals / reports have added a special value to this book. Considering the topics covered, engineers, scientists, practitioners, and educators will ?nd this book as a valuable resource.
Introduction: Perspectives and General Concept of Irrigation.- Fundamentals of Irrigation Development and Planning.- Weather: A Driving Force in Determining Irrigation Demand.- Soil: A Media for Plant Growth.- Plant: A Machinery of Water Absorption.- Water: An Element of Irrigation.- Field Water Balance.- Soil–Water–Plant–Atmosphere Relationship.- Crop Water Requirement and Irrigation Scheduling.- Measurement of Irrigation Water.- Water Conservation and Harvesting.- Economics in Irrigation Management and Project Evaluation.
The book “Fundamentals of Irrigation and On-farm Water Management” (Volume 1) is a true textbook for the undergraduate students in Bio-Science Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Water Resource Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. The book deals with the fundamental aspects of irrigation development, climatic impact on crop production, irrigation requirement estimation, scheduling of irrigation, water measurement, water conservation & harvesting, and economic aspects of irrigation management. Understanding these processes leads to more rational and cost-effective decisions regarding irrigation planning, designing, and implementing irrigation & on-farm water management programs and projects, maintenance practices to maximize performance and reliability.

The book’s objective is to present the fundamental principles of irrigation need assessment, water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and the principles needed to adopt the most appropriate approach toward irrigation development and management. The book presents the factors affecting the phenomena/parameter related to irrigation, exploring the relationship of irrigation need to the relevant factors, laboratory and field measurement procedures of their measurement (principles, background theory, and detail working methods). The content of this book provides the foundation to develop more appropriate irrigation design, and irrigation & water management. The book is equally useful for postgraduate students, engineers/practitioners and scientists in the relevant fields.
The book’s objective is to present the fundamental principles of irrigation need assessment, and water relations in the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum
Readers will learn about the principles needed to adopt the most appropriate approach toward irrigation development and management
The book looks at factors affecting the phenomena/parameter related to irrigation, and exploring the relationship of irrigation need to the relevant factors

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