The utilization of treated municipal wastewater for crop production in Buckeye, Arizona

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Title:
The utilization of treated municipal wastewater for crop production in Buckeye, Arizona
Author:
McFadyen, John A.(John Alexander),1952-
Issue Date:
1976
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Production of selected crops irrigated with treated municipal wastewater and pump water mixtures and with pump water alone was investigated. Wheat and barley irrigated with wastewater-pump water mixtures produced higher grain yields than did wheat and barley irrigated only with pump water. Alfalfa hay yields were higher for fields irrigated with wastewater-pump water mixtures than for fields irrigated with pump water alone. No differences were noted between irrigation treatments for safflower seed yields or for lint cotton yields. The pump water alone irrigated fields were fertilized by grower applications and by nutrients in the irrigation water with more nitrogen but less phosphorus than the wastewater-pump water mixture irrigated fields, Soils irrigated with wastewater-pump water mixtures had higher levels of extractable phosphorus than did soils irrigated with pump water alone. Pump water had higher concentrations of soluble salts and nitrate-nitrogen than did the wastewater-pump water mixtures; however, the wastewater-pump water mixtures contained higher levels of phosphorus than did pump water. Treated municipal wastewater can be utilized effectively as a source of plant nutrients and irrigation water in the commercial production of field crops in the southwestern United States.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water reuse -- Arizona -- Buckeye.; Sewage irrigation -- Arizona -- Buckeye.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Plant Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Day, A. D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe utilization of treated municipal wastewater for crop production in Buckeye, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorMcFadyen, John A.(John Alexander),1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcFadyen, John A.(John Alexander),1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1976en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractProduction of selected crops irrigated with treated municipal wastewater and pump water mixtures and with pump water alone was investigated. Wheat and barley irrigated with wastewater-pump water mixtures produced higher grain yields than did wheat and barley irrigated only with pump water. Alfalfa hay yields were higher for fields irrigated with wastewater-pump water mixtures than for fields irrigated with pump water alone. No differences were noted between irrigation treatments for safflower seed yields or for lint cotton yields. The pump water alone irrigated fields were fertilized by grower applications and by nutrients in the irrigation water with more nitrogen but less phosphorus than the wastewater-pump water mixture irrigated fields, Soils irrigated with wastewater-pump water mixtures had higher levels of extractable phosphorus than did soils irrigated with pump water alone. Pump water had higher concentrations of soluble salts and nitrate-nitrogen than did the wastewater-pump water mixtures; however, the wastewater-pump water mixtures contained higher levels of phosphorus than did pump water. Treated municipal wastewater can be utilized effectively as a source of plant nutrients and irrigation water in the commercial production of field crops in the southwestern United States.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater reuse -- Arizona -- Buckeye.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSewage irrigation -- Arizona -- Buckeye.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairDay, A. D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212628524en_US
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