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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Irrigation of Pistachios: Strategies to Confront Water Scarcity
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Crop production
Information
Abstract
Pistachio trees are capable to be profitable under rain-fed conditions. They also have a good response to low amounts of irrigation water, so are a great candidate to be considered for water-scarcity scenarios. The pistachio tree has a singular way of alternate bearing, losing a percentage of its floral buds in the year preceding the harvest year. This percentage of abscission of the fruit buds increases in situations of water stress, making irrigation strategy follow as a 1-year determinant for the next season fruit yield. Despite its high resistance to severe water stress conditions, the pistachio tree has high water requirements. To overcome this issue, regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) was tested as a technique to save water without affecting yield. Coupling the use of plant biosensors to this technique is a research approach that can improve its efficiency. The recourse to these techniques created a greater preference of the resultant product by the consumer.
International
Si
Book Edition
Book Publishing
ISBN
978-0-12-813164-0
Series
Book title
Water scarcity and sustainable agriculture in semiarid environment: tools, strategies and challenges for woody crops
From page
247
To page
269
Participants
  • Autor: David Perez Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Houssem Memmi (UPM)
  • Autor: M.C. Gijón-López
  • Autor: M.M. Moreno
  • Autor: J.F. Couceiro
  • Autor: Ana Centeno Muñoz (UPM)
  • Autor: M.J. Martín-Palomo
  • Autor: M. Corell
  • Autor: L. Noguera
  • Autor: A. Galindo
  • Autor: A. Torrecillas
  • Autor: A. Moriana
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Agrarios (AgSystems)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
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