Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191721
Title:
Water requirements of urban plants
Author:
Desai, Jayant Bhasker.
Issue Date:
1981
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:
Sixteen species of trees, shrubs and ground covers, commonly used in landscape designs in southern Arizona, were given high, medium, and low water treatments under trickle and spray irrigation systems. Annual water deliveries for these plant species were obtained. Well-distributed summer rains substantially reduced the irrigation needs of these plants, and all the plant species were reasonably maintained under trickle irrigation, with less than one-gallon-per-day water deliveries, except Mulberry. Plants were grouped into four categories according to their annual water deliveries, viz., very high, high, medium, and low water users. Trickle-irrigated plants made almost equal growth and maintained similar appearance as spray-irrigated plants, which were given more water. The data on plant growth increments were analyzed for selected ten plant species to determine the effects of reduced water treatments. None of the plant species showed significant linear or quadratic relationships with water levels except Privet, which showed significant linear relationship with high, medium, and low water treatments for plant height and plant spread.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Plants -- Water requirements.; Microirrigation -- Southwestern States.; Landscape gardening -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Desert gardening.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Soils, Water and Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Fangmeier, Delmar D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWater requirements of urban plantsen_US
dc.creatorDesai, Jayant Bhasker.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDesai, Jayant Bhasker.en_US
dc.date.issued1981en_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.abstractSixteen species of trees, shrubs and ground covers, commonly used in landscape designs in southern Arizona, were given high, medium, and low water treatments under trickle and spray irrigation systems. Annual water deliveries for these plant species were obtained. Well-distributed summer rains substantially reduced the irrigation needs of these plants, and all the plant species were reasonably maintained under trickle irrigation, with less than one-gallon-per-day water deliveries, except Mulberry. Plants were grouped into four categories according to their annual water deliveries, viz., very high, high, medium, and low water users. Trickle-irrigated plants made almost equal growth and maintained similar appearance as spray-irrigated plants, which were given more water. The data on plant growth increments were analyzed for selected ten plant species to determine the effects of reduced water treatments. None of the plant species showed significant linear or quadratic relationships with water levels except Privet, which showed significant linear relationship with high, medium, and low water treatments for plant height and plant spread.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Water requirements.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMicroirrigation -- Southwestern States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLandscape gardening -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDesert gardening.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.chairFangmeier, Delmar D.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212906033en_US
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