Water and Salt Movement Under Trickle Irrigation

by Ram Gupta, Univ of Guelph, Guelph, Canada,
Narinder Tyagi, Univ of Guelph, Guelph, Canada,
Ramesh Rudra, Univ of Guelph, Guelph, Canada,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage

Abstract: Experiments have been conducted to study the effect of the drip irrigation parameters on the movement of water and salt in the trickle wetted soil volume. The study indicated that for maintaining low salt concentration and reducing vertical movement of water from the top 60 cm soil depth, daily application of water with lower application rate must be preferred over the higher rate with 1-day and 2-days irrigation intervals. Pulsed technique of water application helped in amount of water within 0-60 cm depth compared to the continuous application.

Subject Headings: Salt water | Trickle irrigation | Groundwater | Water resources | Soil water movement | Parameters (statistics) | Vertical loads

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