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Microirrigation for Crop Production
Design, Operation, and Management
2nd Edition - November 1, 2023
Editors: James E. Ayars, Daniele Zaccaria, Khaled M. Bali
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Microirrigation for Crop Production: Design, Operation, and Management, Second Edition, Volume Thirteen is the latest release in this go-to foundational resource for the basics of… Read more
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Microirrigation for Crop Production: Design, Operation, and Management, Second Edition, Volume Thirteen is the latest release in this go-to foundational resource for the basics of engineering and the science of the design and operation of micoirrigation systems. This new edition includes novel methods for measurement and estimation of evapotranspiration, resource-efficient microirrigation design and operation, advanced irrigation scheduling methods and tools, novel methods and technology of microirrigation automation, monitoring and control, updates in crop salinity tolerance and leaching practices, variable rate irrigation, updates on the use of biological effluents and chemicals and pesticides to include safety and regulatory concerns.The revised book will provide an understanding on the basic science needed to comprehend systems design, operation, management, maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation.
Presents a detailed explanation and examples of systems design, operation, and management specific to the latest types of microirrigation systems, as well as sample irrigation schedules
Assesses the proper use of irrigation technology and its effects to increase efficiency and crop productivity
Includes illustrations of design options and charts of systems typologies
Researchers in crop science, agronomy, irrigation science, engineering and management, food science, irrigation practitioners, and environmentalists, as well as students in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, agricultural, civil, and environmental engineering, Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialists among the categories of Irrigation Association membership
1. Soil Water Concepts2. Irrigation Scheduling3. Salinity4. Economic Implications of Microirrigation5. General System Design Principles6. Surface Drip Irrigation7. Subsurface Drip Irrigation8. Bubbler Irrigation9. Micro-sprinkler Irrigation10. Automation11. Application of Chemical Materials12. Application of Biological Effluents13. Field Performance and Evaluation14. Maintenance
No. of pages: 475
Published: November 1, 2023
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Hardback ISBN: 9780323997195
James E. Ayars
Dr Ayars is a retired Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA-ARS, an irrigation/drainage engineer responsible for developing research on the integrated management of irrigation and drainage systems in arid and semi-arid areas.
Honored by the California Chapter of the American Society of Agronomy, he also received multiple awards including long-term membership in Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta and Alpha Epsilon Honor Societies in Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering. He was awarded the Sir Frederick McMaster’s Fellowship by CSIRO in Australia, received the USCID Merriam Award for Improved Irrigation and the Royce J. Tipton Award from the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers for his work.
In his 40 year career, he served the research community and agricultural industry in a wide range of offices and committee assignments including extensive experience working on a United Nations Development Project in Uzbekistan to improve irrigation and drainage water management.
Affiliations and expertise
retired Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA-ARS
Dr. Daniele Zaccaria worked for the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) actively involved in research, extension education, capacity building and technical development projects in several Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, North-African and central Asian countries, with focus on design and performance assessment of irrigation delivery networks and on-farm irrigation systems, modernization of irrigation infrastructures, water resources planning, and training for capacity building in the agricultural water management sector. He also worked as a professional designer of micro-irrigation systems for horticultural crops and has reviewed a large number of irrigation projects in southern Mediterranean countries.
His expertise and current work at UC Davis focus on research, technical development, and extension education on agricultural water management and irrigation under limited water supplies,design, performance analysis, and modernization of irrigation systems, across on-farm, district and scheme scales, and on developing viable agricultural water management solutions to improve resource-efficiency in irrigated agriculture in arid and semi-arid areas.
Affiliations and expertise
Agricultural Water Management Specialist in Cooperative Extension Department of Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR) - University of California, Davis, USA
Khaled M. Bali
Dr. Khaled Bali is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in Irrigation and Water Management with University of California Cooperative Extension, University of California Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier, California. He holds a Ph.D. degree in soil science with emphasis on soil physics and a Master of Science degree in Water Science from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. degree in soil and irrigation from the University of Jordan, Amman. He is currently the UC Irrigation Water Management Specialist and is responsible for designing, implementing, and conducting educational and applied research programs in irrigation, drainage, water management, water quality, soil salinity, waste management, reuse of wastewater for irrigation and nonpoint source pollution control practices. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Jordan and conducted research on reuse of wastewater for irrigation and constructed wetlands to treat wastewater.
Affiliations and expertise
Cooperative Extension Specialist, Irrigation Water Management Specialist, Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, USA