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Capítulo de libro:
Environmental Benefits and Concerns of Center Pivot Irrigation
Año:2017
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingenierías
Datos
Descripción
Center-pivot irrigation systems started in the United States in the mid-20th century as an irrigation method which surpassed the traditional surface irrigation methods. At that time, they had the potential to bring about higher irrigation efficiencies with less water consumption although their requirements in energy were higher too. Among their benefits, it is highlighted the feasibility to control water management as well as the application of agro-chemicals dissolved in the irrigation water and thus, center-pivot irrigation systems have spread worldwide. Nevertheless, since the last decade of the 20th century, they are facing actual concerns regarding ecosystem sustainability and water and energy efficiencies. Likewise, the 21st century has brought about the cutting edge issue ?precision irrigation? which has made feasible the application of water, fertilizers, and chemicals as the plant demands taking into account variables such as: sprinkler¿s pressure, terrain topography, soil variability, and climatic conditions. Likewise, it could be adopted to deal with the current key issues regarding the sustainability and efficiency of the center-pivot irrigation to maintain the agro-ecosystems but still, other issues such as the organic matter incorporation are far to be understood and they will need further studies.
Internacional
Si
DOI
10.1093/acrefore/9780199389414.013.251
Edición del Libro
1
Editorial del Libro
Oxford University Press USA
ISBN
978-84-8181-227-5
Serie
Agriculture and the Environment
Título del Libro
OXFORD RESEARCH ENCYCLOPEDIA, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (environmentalscience.oxfordre.com).
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Participantes
  • Autor: Leonor Rodriguez Sinobas (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidráulica del riego
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
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