Irrigated agriculture: Water resources management for a sustainable environment

Provenzano, Giuseppe and Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor and Roldán Cañas, José (2014). Irrigated agriculture: Water resources management for a sustainable environment. "Biosystems Engineering", v. 128 ; pp. 1-3. ISSN 0378-3774. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2014.10.008.

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Title: Irrigated agriculture: Water resources management for a sustainable environment
Author/s:
  • Provenzano, Giuseppe
  • Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor
  • Roldán Cañas, José
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Biosystems Engineering
Date: December 2014
ISSN: 0378-3774
Volume: 128
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the last decade, research on irrigation has mainly been aimed at reducing crop water consumption. In arid and semi-arid environments, in relation to the limited water resources, the use of low quality water in agriculture has also been investigated in order to detect their effects on soil physical properties and on crop production. More recently, even the reduction of energy consumption in agriculture, as well as the effects of external factors, climate change and agricultural policies, have been major research interests. All these objectives have been considered in the papers included in this special issue. However, in the last years, approaches aimed at reducing crop water requirements have significantly changed. Remote sensing with satellites or unmanned vehicles, and vegetation spectral measurements, among others, represent in fact the newest frontier of existing technologies. Knowledge of soil hydraulic properties, often forgotten because of the difficulty of their estimation, can also be considered as a new way to reduce water consumption.

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Item ID: 36213
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36213/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36213
DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2014.10.008
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1537511014001834
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Jun 2015 15:08
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2016 23:30
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