Deficit irrigation: a viable option to improve irrigation efficiency of date palm in Saudi Arabia
The continued expansion of agriculture and urban development in the GCC countries which is located within the arid regions is accompanied with growing demand for water supply in different sectors. All of this calls for the agricultural sector to look for practices that increase the irrigation efficiency and water conservation and increasing water productivity of crops. We determined the actual water requirements as an introduction to water conservation with deficit irrigation (DI) programmes. The study was conducted in eight different regions of Saudi Arabia to estimate monthly and annual crop water requirements (CWR).
Al-Omran, A., Louki, I. and Alshammari, F. (2023). Deficit irrigation: a viable option to improve irrigation efficiency of date palm in Saudi Arabia. Acta Hortic. 1371, 319-326
deficit irrigation (DI), water requirements, water balance method, Penman-Monteith method