Sorghum Grain and Forage Yield Improvement in the Sonoran Desert by Use of Municipal Wastewater

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/552251
Title:
Sorghum Grain and Forage Yield Improvement in the Sonoran Desert by Use of Municipal Wastewater
Author:
Day, A. D.; Tucker, T. C.; Cluff, C. B.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
1984
Abstract:
Experiments were conducted near Buckeye, Arizona in 1975 and 1976 to study the influence of treated municipal wastewater on growth and yield of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). Pump water from local wells (control treatment) and a 50:50 mixture of wastewater and pump water were the two sources of irrigation water used. Sorghum irrigated with the wastewater-pump water mixture grew taller and produced more heads per unit area than did sorghum irrigated with pump water alone in 1975 and 1976. Grain yields and forage yields were also higher for sorghum irrigated with the wastewater-pump water mixture than they were for sorghum irrigated with pump water alone, in both years. Grain volume-weight was not adversely affected by irrigating with the wastewater-pump water mixture.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDay, A. D.en
dc.contributor.authorTucker, T. C.en
dc.contributor.authorCluff, C. B.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-04T22:00:48Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-04T22:00:48Zen
dc.date.issued1984en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/552251en
dc.description.abstractExperiments were conducted near Buckeye, Arizona in 1975 and 1976 to study the influence of treated municipal wastewater on growth and yield of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). Pump water from local wells (control treatment) and a 50:50 mixture of wastewater and pump water were the two sources of irrigation water used. Sorghum irrigated with the wastewater-pump water mixture grew taller and produced more heads per unit area than did sorghum irrigated with pump water alone in 1975 and 1976. Grain yields and forage yields were also higher for sorghum irrigated with the wastewater-pump water mixture than they were for sorghum irrigated with pump water alone, in both years. Grain volume-weight was not adversely affected by irrigating with the wastewater-pump water mixture.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleSorghum Grain and Forage Yield Improvement in the Sonoran Desert by Use of Municipal Wastewateren_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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