Solute transport under different irrigation systems

Muluneh Yitayew, Mohammad Yousaf

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Maximization of chemical utilization within the root zone of crops and minimization of groundwater contamination are the major objectives of chemigation under any irrigation system. Field evaluation of solute movement under drip, sprinkler and level basin irrigation systems was made using potassium bromide as a tracer. The results of the study indicate the temporal and spatial distribution of bromide to be more uniform under drip irrigation than under sprinkler or level basin systems. This implies that drip irrigation system has the potential for efficient utilization of chemicals and nutrients and minimization of groundwater pollution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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