A preliminary evaluation of irrigation performance and in season changes under permanent raised beds on Vertosol in Queensland, Australia

Akbar, G. and Raine, S. and McHugh, J. and Hamilton, G. (2011) A preliminary evaluation of irrigation performance and in season changes under permanent raised beds on Vertosol in Queensland, Australia. In: WCCA 2011: Resilient Food Systems for a Changing World, 26-29 Sep 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

The irrigation performance of the lengthy Australian raised beds has been largely considered not optimal. Many past studies have suggested changes to current irrigation management and field design for improving irrigation performance. However, the combined impact of variable agronomic management under permanent raised beds (PRB), bed furrow configuration and seasonal changes were rarely considered during past studies. This preliminary study was conducted to identify the current irrigation performance, spatial and temporal variations in soil hydro-physical properties. The key focus was the temporal and spatial variations in lateral infiltration into the centre of permanent raised beds and to identify strategies to improve irrigation performance.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Depositing User: Mr Ghani Akbar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 04:43
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: efficiency; lateral infiltration; optimisation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070103 Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960904 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19759

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