Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Effect of integrated reservoir tillage for in-situ rainwater harvesting and other tillage practices on soil physical properties
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
rainfall for agriculture. For this purpose, a combination implement [integrated reservoir tillage system (RT)] comprised of a single-row chisel plow, single-row spike tooth harrow, modified seeder, and spiked roller was developed and compared to the popular tillage practices, viz., minimum tillage (MT) and conventional tillage (CT) in an arid Mediterranean environment in Egypt. The different tillage practices were conducted at tillage depths of 15, 20, and 25 cm and forward speeds of 0.69, 1, 1.25, and 1.53 m s?1. Some soil physical properties, runoff, soil loss, water harvesting efficiency and yield of wheat were evaluated. The different tillage practices caused significant differences in soil physical properties as the RT increased soil infiltration, producing a rate of 48% and 65% higher than that obtained in MT and CT, respectively. The lowest values of runoff and soil loss were recorded under RT as 4.91 mm and 0.65 t ha?1, whereas the highest values were recorded under CT as 11.36 mm and 1.66 t ha?1, respectively. In conclusion, the RT enhanced the infiltration rate, increased water harvesting efficiency, reduced runoff and achieved the highest yield of wheat. The best tillage operating parameters appeared to be at a tillage depth of 20 cm and speed between 1.00 and 1.25 m s?1.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Soil & Tillage Research
ISBN
0167-1987
Impact factor JCR
2,575
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volume
doi.org10.1016j.still.2015.02.009
Journal number
From page
50
To page
60
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Haytham Mohamed Salem Mohamed (UPM)
  • Autor: Constantino Valero Ubierna (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Muñoz Garcia (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Gil Rodriguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidráulica del riego
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)