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Cost-effectiveness of overhead irrigation of field crops cultivated in the vicinity of Bydgoszcz  [1999]

Zarski, J. Rzekanowski, Cz. Dudek, S. Rolbiecki, S. (Akademia Techniczno-Rolnicza, Bydgoszcz (Poland). Wydzial Rolniczy))

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The present paper concerns the results of 72 one-year field experiments on overhead irrigation of 8 field crop species, carried out from 1986 to 1998 on a very light soil in the vicinity of Bydgoszcz. The investigation confirmed that the use of sprinkler irrigation under such conditions contributed to a very high multiyear productivity which ranged from 72 to 188 percent, depending on the species. Economic results of sprinkler irrigation depended on the value of produce increase and sprinkling irrigation costs. With the agricultural income of over 3 000 zl/ha, the sprinkler irrigation of the table potato appeard most cost-effective, whereas sugar beet and faba bean as well as some cereals less

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Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Techniczno-Rolniczej w Bydgoszczy. Rolnictwo (Poland)

ISSN : 0208-6344