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Effect of irrigation techniques on wheat production and water saving in soils  [2010]

Ahmad, M. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Farm Machinery and Power) Ghafoor, A. (Adaptive Research, Lahore (Pakistan)) Asif, M. (On Farm Water Management Toba Tek Singh (Pakistan)) Farid, H.U. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Irrigation and Drainage)

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The studies were carried out on farmer's field to evaluate different irrigation techniques (border/flat, bed and furrow method) for their effects on water saving and crop yield in saline soils at four sites. The results revealed that bed furrow method consumed about 35.6% less water as compared to flat border irrigation method. The germination count m2 and yield components were considerably improved under bed and furrow irrigation technique. The grain yield was 13.4% higher in bed and furrow method than that in flat border method. Under heavy rains where the crop could be endangered by-submergence and poor surface drainage, the bed and furrow planting technique for wheat proved more useful for germination and subsequent plant growth.

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Soil and Environment (Pakistan)

ISSN : 2074-9546