Optimizing irrigation efficiency through the consideration of soil hydrological properties – examples and simulation approaches

Water research and practice

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Inst. of Geography, Physical Geography and Quantitative Methods, Univ., Augsburg, Allemagne
Dept of Geography, Philipps Univ., Marburg, Allemagne
Dept of Geography, Philipps Univ., Marburg, Allemagne

Description :
This paper will emphasize the importance of soil texture in terms of improving irrigation by summarizing some results of longtime studies about soil water dynamic under the influence of irrigation. Furthermore, the paper presents possibilities of optimizing irrigation on the basis of 2 simulation approaches. In the first simulation approach a multi-agent-based tool calculates soil specific and corresponding water tensions by using pedotransfer functions. The second simulation approach calculates a field-irrigation with simultaneous consideration of the horizontal variability of soil properties. Both approaches show that precision and soil specific irrigation is accompanied by a significant reduction of irrigation water and an improvement of irrigation efficiency.

Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Erdkunde, issn : 0014-0015, 2014, vol. 68, n°. 1, p. 33-48, nombre de pages : 16, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

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Pays édition : Allemagne, Kleve, Boss

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