Double cropping in semi-arid regions using water harvesting agrosystems

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Title:
Double cropping in semi-arid regions using water harvesting agrosystems
Author:
Rands, Barry Christopher.
Issue Date:
1980
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:
Recognizing the need for water efficient food production systems in semi-arid regions of the world, a Desert Strip Farming system (a method of water harvesting) was designed and constructed at Page Ranch to determine the feasibility of double cropping at that location. Crops grown during two consecutive winters offered only limited data due to animal problems, but the intervening summer crop of sorghum demonstrated the potential of the system with significant yields on less than 150 millimeters of rainfall. A detailed account of the design and construction of the system is included, as well as guidelines for determining the applicability of such a system to other semi-arid regions of the world. Five specific locations are outlined as examples of regions that could support double cropped agriculture using water harvesting agrosystems.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Double cropping -- Arizona.; Dry farming -- Arizona.; Runoff -- Arizona.; Water-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Soils, Water and Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Flug, Marshall

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDouble cropping in semi-arid regions using water harvesting agrosystemsen_US
dc.creatorRands, Barry Christopher.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRands, Barry Christopher.en_US
dc.date.issued1980en_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.abstractRecognizing the need for water efficient food production systems in semi-arid regions of the world, a Desert Strip Farming system (a method of water harvesting) was designed and constructed at Page Ranch to determine the feasibility of double cropping at that location. Crops grown during two consecutive winters offered only limited data due to animal problems, but the intervening summer crop of sorghum demonstrated the potential of the system with significant yields on less than 150 millimeters of rainfall. A detailed account of the design and construction of the system is included, as well as guidelines for determining the applicability of such a system to other semi-arid regions of the world. Five specific locations are outlined as examples of regions that could support double cropped agriculture using water harvesting agrosystems.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDouble cropping -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDry farming -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRunoff -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater-supply, Agricultural -- Arizona.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSoils, Water and Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFlug, Marshallen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213076047en_US
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