Arid Zone Irrigation

  • Bruno Yaron
  • Erik Danfors
  • Yoash Vaadia

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-X
  2. Arid Zone Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Fuchs
      Pages 3-9
    3. J. Dan
      Pages 11-28
  3. Water Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. N. Buras
      Pages 31-40
    3. S. Mandel
      Pages 41-49
    4. B. Yaron
      Pages 71-85
  4. Water Transport in Soil-Plant-Atmosphere Continuum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. A. Hadas
      Pages 89-109
    3. A. Hadas
      Pages 111-122
    4. Z. Plaut, S. Moreshet
      Pages 123-141
  5. Chemistry of Irrigated Soils — Theory and Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. I. Shainberg
      Pages 155-164
    3. E. Bresler
      Pages 165-175
    4. U. Kafkafi
      Pages 177-188
    5. B. Yaron, I. Shainberg
      Pages 189-199
  6. Measurements for Irrigation Design and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. B. Yaron, A. P. A. Vink
      Pages 203-213
    3. S. Gairon, A. Hadas
      Pages 215-226
    4. M. Fuchs
      Pages 241-247
  7. Salinity and Irrigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. J. Shalhevet
      Pages 263-276
    3. A. Meiri, J. Shalhevet
      Pages 277-290
    4. A. Meiri, R. Levy
      Pages 291-299
  8. Irrigation Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. E. Rawitz
      Pages 303-322
    3. E. Rawitz
      Pages 323-337
    4. J. Heller, E. Bresler
      Pages 339-351
  9. Crop Water Requirement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. H. Bielorai
      Pages 359-369
    3. D. Shimshi, H. Bielorai, A. Mantell
      Pages 369-381
    4. D. Shimshi
      Pages 383-385
    5. A. Mantell, H. Bielorai
      Pages 387-396
    6. H. Bielorai, I. Levin, R. Assaf
      Pages 397-409
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 425-436

About this book


A book previously published within the framework of the Ecological Studies Series, entitled "Physical Aspects of Soil Water and Salts in Ecosystems" included awidespectrum of research papers devoted to new findings in the field of soil-plant-water relationships. "Arid Zone Irrigation" has been written specifically as a textbook for agronomists, soil scientists, agrometeorologists, water engineers and plant physiologists who want a clear presentation of irrigation fundamentals in arid and semi-arid zones. It was our intention to provide an understanding of the basic principles governing irrigation technology and to help overcome the problem of water shortage in arid zone agriculture. This book, written by a large number of specialists and covering a broad spectrum of different disciplines, is based on general up-to-date information, as well as on the results of the authors' own research. The idea of preparing such a textbook was conceived during a series of international advanced courses on irrigation held annually at the Institute of Soils and Water, Agricul­ tural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel. The final organization of the material has been influenced by discussions with colleagues from Sweden and Holland and the participants in our summer courses. Grateful acknowledgements are due to Professor CALVIN C. ROSE, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, Professor DALE SWARTZENDRUBER, Purdue University, Lafayetta, U.S.A., and Dr. SHLOMO P. NEUMAN, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel, for their many helpful suggestions during critical reading of the manuscript. We thank also Mrs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno Yaron
    • 1
  • Erik Danfors
    • 2
  • Yoash Vaadia
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Soils and WaterAgricultural Research OrganizationBet DaganIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Land Improvement and DrainageRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Agricultural Research OrganizationBet DaganIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65572-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65570-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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