International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Partial root-zone drying technique in fruit crops: A review paper
Author(s): Mutteppa Gotur, DK Sharma, CJ Joshi and Rajni Rajan
Abstract: Now a day resources of fresh water are going to be an ever-increasing pressure because of extensive agricultural water demand for fruit crop cultivation. Long-term perspectives in shortage of available water resources, especially in arid and semi-arid area, urgent need solution for innovative irrigation technique and agricultural water management. In this review article the applications of the partial root-zone drying irrigation (PRD) on important fruit crop species. The partial root-zone drying technique is a novel irrigation technique of deficit irrigation in which half of the root-zone is irrigated alternatively in scheduled irrigation events. In the recent years, scientists were conducted research across the world, especially from arid to semi-arid countries, have extensively evaluated this irrigation as (50-75 %) water-saving irrigation technique on fruit crops. This review paper focuses mainly on the production quantity and quality of fruit aspects of partial root-zone drying on plants and its ultimate impact on yield and water productivity. Under limited water resources where water is precious PRD is viable irrigation option to increase water use efficiency while margining the yield, rather than only increasing the economic yield without concerning the value of water in limited water environments.
Pages: 900-903 | 763 Views 41 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mutteppa Gotur, DK Sharma, CJ Joshi, Rajni Rajan. Partial root-zone drying technique in fruit crops: A review paper. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):900-903.