Effect of dikes and sulfuric acid on cotton under effluent irrigation

Gideon Oron, Yoel DeMalach

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    Extensive efforts are being undertaken to improve effluent use in arid zones with alkaline soils. This type of soil (loess) is mainly found in the southern parts of Israel with a relatively large amount of water loss due to runoff generation. The possibility of decreasing runoff, soil erosion, improving water intake rate, and obtaining economic cotton yields is examined in a series of field experiments. Various combinations of dike construction between cotton rows and sulfuric acid application rates are examined. The acid treatment improves water intake and cotton yield more significantly than that of the dikes, under sprinkler and trickle irrigation systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)463-473
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Civil and Structural Engineering
    • Water Science and Technology
    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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