Author: Moshe Sne (Israel)
Year: 2006, ISBN: 81-89610-09-0
Type: Special Publication, Format: Print
Over the past three decades, micro irrigation as a technology has matured into a reliable water and fertigation management system for crop production. The usage of micro irrigation is increasing world over, especially in arid and semi-arid regions as an effective water conservation and demand management measure to cope up with the increasing scarcity of water in agriculture. The micro irrigated area grew gradually from 1.1 million ha in 1986 to about 3.0 million ha in 2000. Today, the micro irrigation is practiced in more than 70 countries covering an area of over 6 million ha showing the doubling of area just in the last six years.?Based on the initiative of Working Group on On-Farm Irrigation Systems (WG-ON-FARM), the Central Office ICID in collaboration with the Israel National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (ISCID) brought out these guidelines.?The book contains 14 chapters and provides information on the latest developments in micro irrigation system components, practical aspects of water treatment and filtration, fertigation, monitoring and control, and maintenance of micro irrigation systems. Israel has been a pioneering country in the field of pressurized irrigation technology, especially in micro irrigation. Mr. Moshe Sne, the author of the book has a vast experience in the planning, designing and implementation of micro irrigation systems. The book has a sizeable illustrations and tables.?The step by step procedure of planning and design of micro irrigation system for variety of crops are given in a scientific manner in a lucid language with some practical examples.?This guideline will be a valuable reference book for irrigation engineers, practising professionals in water management, students, farmers, manufacturers and all those dealing with the subject of micro irrigation.