Irrigation water use efficiency of crop calorie and protein production in Arizona

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Title:
Irrigation water use efficiency of crop calorie and protein production in Arizona
Author:
Bousso, Abou Elimane,1952-
Issue Date:
1988
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:
Irrigation water use efficiencies were studied for the State of Arizona in terms of nutritive values such as calories and proteins. The major crops and crop groups, 15 counties, 6 water planning districts, and four irrigation systems were evaluated. Cotton accounted for more than 40 percent of the Statewide total protein production. The most efficient calorie producing crop was potatoe. The feed crops produced the highest percentage of protein. On yield per acre basis, the leading counties were La Paz and Yuma. District IV produced the highest calorie and protein both per acre and acre-foot basis. The overall output/input ratio for the state's irrigated agriculture was found to be 1.79. This ratio was based on 450 feet of pumping lift and considering energy used to deliver and distribute water as the only direct energy input.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Plants -- Metabolism.; Irrigation efficiency -- Arizona.; Crops -- Water requirements.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Yitayew, Muluneh

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleIrrigation water use efficiency of crop calorie and protein production in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorBousso, Abou Elimane,1952-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBousso, Abou Elimane,1952-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_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.abstractIrrigation water use efficiencies were studied for the State of Arizona in terms of nutritive values such as calories and proteins. The major crops and crop groups, 15 counties, 6 water planning districts, and four irrigation systems were evaluated. Cotton accounted for more than 40 percent of the Statewide total protein production. The most efficient calorie producing crop was potatoe. The feed crops produced the highest percentage of protein. On yield per acre basis, the leading counties were La Paz and Yuma. District IV produced the highest calorie and protein both per acre and acre-foot basis. The overall output/input ratio for the state's irrigated agriculture was found to be 1.79. This ratio was based on 450 feet of pumping lift and considering energy used to deliver and distribute water as the only direct energy input.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- Metabolism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation efficiency -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCrops -- Water requirements.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairYitayew, Mulunehen_US
dc.identifier.oclc213331679en_US
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