Water management and crop selection for intensive gardens in arid regions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/192004
Title:
Water management and crop selection for intensive gardens in arid regions
Author:
Rude, Peter Heinz,1961-
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:
Agricultural development projects in arid regions are hampered by lack of knowledge surrounding the efficient use of water and an understanding of the indigenous people. A method, using computer models, is presented for analyzing water management and selecting a crop mix for intensive gardens in arid regions. The crop mix is constrained by land and water availability and the nutritional requirements of a family. Model results indicate that an intensive garden grown during the entire year in Tucson, Arizona (annual precipitation of 285 mm), would require approximately 140 cm of water per unit area of land with an irrigation application efficiency of 73%. Results are based on irrigating the entire garden using the water requirement of the crop which has the highest demand for water since the previous irrigation. A table showing the nutritional content of five crops per unit of water applied during the growing season is presented.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Vegetable gardening -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Arid regions agriculture -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Food crops -- Arizona -- Tucson.; Plants -- Water requirements.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Agricultural Engineering; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Matlock, W. Gerald

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleWater management and crop selection for intensive gardens in arid regionsen_US
dc.creatorRude, Peter Heinz,1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRude, Peter Heinz,1961-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.abstractAgricultural development projects in arid regions are hampered by lack of knowledge surrounding the efficient use of water and an understanding of the indigenous people. A method, using computer models, is presented for analyzing water management and selecting a crop mix for intensive gardens in arid regions. The crop mix is constrained by land and water availability and the nutritional requirements of a family. Model results indicate that an intensive garden grown during the entire year in Tucson, Arizona (annual precipitation of 285 mm), would require approximately 140 cm of water per unit area of land with an irrigation application efficiency of 73%. Results are based on irrigating the entire garden using the water requirement of the crop which has the highest demand for water since the previous irrigation. A table showing the nutritional content of five crops per unit of water applied during the growing season is presented.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshVegetable gardening -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArid regions agriculture -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFood crops -- Arizona -- Tucson.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPlants -- 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.chairMatlock, W. Geralden_US
dc.identifier.oclc213331189en_US
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