Evaluation of Graded Furrow Irrigation with Length of Run on a Clay Loam Soil

Musick, J.T. and Sletten, W.H. and Dusek, D.A. (1973) Evaluation of Graded Furrow Irrigation with Length of Run on a Clay Loam Soil. Transactions of the ASAE , 16 (6). 1075-1080, 1084.

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The effects of length of run on water intake, soil water distribution, grain sorghum yields and irrigation water use efficiencies were evaluated on graded, furrow-irrigated Pullman clay loam in 1961-3 and in 1955-66. Grain yields were reduced with length of run, but reduction was smaller than the reduction in water intake; water use efficiency therefore increased with length of run, from 306 lb grain/ac-in for the upper 600-ft run to 479 lb for the lower 600-ft run. Grain yields declined with length of run: from 7880 lb/ac from the upper third to 7230 lb in the lower in 1961, and from 7130 to 6540 lb in 1962. In 1965, a year of higher rainfall, yields were 6750, 6800 and 6640 lb/ac for the upper, middle and lower sections of a run 1800 ft in length.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Musick, J. T.; Sletten, W. H.; Dusek, D. A.
Subjects: Plant Production
Soil Science and Microbiology
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2012 08:28
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/6394

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