TRICKLE IRRIGATION TIMING AND ITS EFFECT ON SOIL WATER CONTENT

J. Ben-Asher
A mathematical model which describes the flow of water within a volume element of a field irrigated by a point source is used to simulate evapotranspiration and the effect of irrigation timing, by comparing day and night irrigation. The results suggest that under equivalent external conditions, the rate of evapotranspiration was higher after day irrigation than after night. As a result, water use efficiency is much lower for night than for day irrigation.
Ben-Asher, J. (1979). TRICKLE IRRIGATION TIMING AND ITS EFFECT ON SOIL WATER CONTENT. Acta Hortic. 89, 125-132
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1979.89.21
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1979.89.21

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