Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314419
Title:
Potential of Wastewater for Commercial Barley Production
Author:
Day, A. D.; McFadyen, J. A.; Tucker, T. C.; Cluff, C. B.
Affiliation:
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona; Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona; Department of Soils, Water, and Engineering, University of Arizona; Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona
Issue Date:
21-Mar-2014
Description:
No date on item; authors' manuscript.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/314419
Abstract:
Experiments were conducted in southern Arizona to investigate the effects of irrigation with pump water and a pump water-wastewater mixture on barley (Hordium vulgare L.) growth, grain yield, and grain quality; soil properties; and irrigation water quality. In 1974 and 1975, on small plot research, barley irrigated with a 50:50 mixture of pump water and wastewater significantly exceeded barley irrigated with pump water alone in plant height, number of heads per unit area, number of seeds per head, seed weight, grain yield, and straw yield. In large field studies conducted from 1970 through 1977, barley irrigated with the mixture had taller plants, more lodging, lower grain volume-weights and higher grain yields than barley irrigated with pump water alone. Soils irrigated with both types of irrigation water had similar pH. Soluble salts (ECx103), exchangeable sodium percentage, nitrate-nitrogen, and extractable phosphorus were significantly higher in soils irrigated with the pump water-wastewater mixture than in soils irrigated with pump water. Water quality analyses showed that the pump water-wastewater mixture had lower total soluble salts, lower nitrate-nitrogen, and higher phosphorus levels than pump water alone.
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
cereal grains; irrigation water; soil; sewage; waste; pollution

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDay, A. D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcFadyen, J. A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTucker, T. C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-21T21:37:08Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-21T21:37:08Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-21-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/314419-
dc.descriptionNo date on item; authors' manuscript.en_US
dc.description.abstractExperiments were conducted in southern Arizona to investigate the effects of irrigation with pump water and a pump water-wastewater mixture on barley (Hordium vulgare L.) growth, grain yield, and grain quality; soil properties; and irrigation water quality. In 1974 and 1975, on small plot research, barley irrigated with a 50:50 mixture of pump water and wastewater significantly exceeded barley irrigated with pump water alone in plant height, number of heads per unit area, number of seeds per head, seed weight, grain yield, and straw yield. In large field studies conducted from 1970 through 1977, barley irrigated with the mixture had taller plants, more lodging, lower grain volume-weights and higher grain yields than barley irrigated with pump water alone. Soils irrigated with both types of irrigation water had similar pH. Soluble salts (ECx103), exchangeable sodium percentage, nitrate-nitrogen, and extractable phosphorus were significantly higher in soils irrigated with the pump water-wastewater mixture than in soils irrigated with pump water. Water quality analyses showed that the pump water-wastewater mixture had lower total soluble salts, lower nitrate-nitrogen, and higher phosphorus levels than pump water alone.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.sourceWater Resources Research Center. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectcereal grainsen_US
dc.subjectirrigation wateren_US
dc.subjectsoilen_US
dc.subjectsewageen_US
dc.subjectwasteen_US
dc.subjectpollutionen_US
dc.titlePotential of Wastewater for Commercial Barley Productionen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plant Sciences, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plant Sciences, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Soils, Water, and Engineering, University of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentWater Resources Research Center, University of Arizonaen_US
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