Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering

ISSN: 2168-9768

Open Access

Fikadu Gemeda

Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Asella Agricultural Engineering Research Center, Asella, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Evaluation of Alternative, Fixed, Conventional Furrow Irrigation Systems and Irrigation Water Levels on Potato (Solanum Tuberosum L.) Yield at Oda Sirba Scheme
    Author(s): Asnake Tilaye*, Bayan Ahmed and Fikadu Gemeda

    Water availability is becoming a critical issue in Ethiopia so that preferable irrigation technologies need to be developed and water productivity of irrigated crops through water management is a vital option in water scarce areas. Hence, the objective of this study was to enhance potato tuber production through the application of different irrigation system and deficit irrigation application under highland climatic condition. Field experiment was carried out at farmer field of Oda Sirba scheme for three consecutive years with three furrow irrigation system and one deficit irrigation 80% ETc and control irrigation 100% ETc replicated three times in a split plot design. Obtained results revealed that, the highest seasonal water requirement value of 497.8 mm was at CFI with full irrigation application while, the lowest value of 199.2 mm was by AFI and FFI with 80% ETc. The analysis of v.. Read More»

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