Water Requirements for Prevailing Cropping Pattern

  • Samiha A. H. Ouda
  • Abd El-Hafeez Zohry
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)


The objective of this chapter was to calculate water requirements for the prevailing cropping pattern in the five agroclimatic zones of Egypt. Weather data were collected for 2014/15 growing seasons to calculate water requirements for the studied cropping pattern for the five agroclimatic zones. BISm model was used to calculate ETo. The planting and harvest dates for 19 important crops that existed in the cropping pattern was determined. The date of each growth stage and the values of crop coefficients for each of the studied crops, as well as its water consumptive use were then calculated by the model. These calculations will help in the determination of water requirements for each of the studied crops in the level of each agroclimatic zone and on the national level.


Agroclimatic zones of Egypt ETo Crops coefficients Crops water requirements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Water Requirements and Field Irrigation Research DepartmentSoils, Water and Environment Research Institute, Agricultural Research CenterGizaEgypt
  2. 2.Crops Intensification Research DepartmentField Crops Research Institute, Agricultural Research CenterGizaEgypt

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