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Academia Journal of Agricultural Research 5(9): 196-202, September 2017
DOI: 10.15413/ajsr.2017.0418
ISSN: 2315-7739
2017 Academia Publishing



Influence of surface and sub-surface drip irrigation methods on performance and yields of two tomato varieties

Accepted 24th August, 2017

Talat Farid Ahmed1*, Hashim Nisar Hashmi2, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman2 and Ashfaq Ahmed Seihkh3, Muhammad Azeem Afzal1

1Farm Operation and Services, National Agricultural Research Centre, Park Road Islamabad, Pakistan.
2Civil Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan.
3Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources, Islamabad, Pakistan.

The water conservation is vital to maintaining agricultural production in areas of small rainfall or jagged rain sharing. Under this situation, surface and Sub-surface drip irrigation way of irrigation may play a momentous role in overcoming the paucity of water and economic production of vegetable crops, particularly in water shortage areas. A greenhouse study was designed for varietals organic seed production of two tomatoes crop verities under surface and sub-surface drip irrigation design. The objective of the study was to produce good varietals organic seed production and in addition to know the performance of these two irrigation methods in respect of their water used efficiencies, crop yield, yield to water ratio and economic testing of these two ways of irrigation at Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia. Better establishment of crop with higher yield and yield to water ratio was obtained in sub-surface drip irrigation method, irrespective of their varieties used under for both drip irrigation methods, it is only due to better water use efficiency of sub-surface drip irrigation method. Sub-surface drip irrigation method also proved a viable choice for vegetable crop production under scarce water situation.

Key words: Surface and Sub-surface drip irrigation way, tomatoes vegetable, arid region, drip pipe pliability.

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Cite this article as:

Ahmed TF, Hashmi HN, Ghumman AR, Seihkh AA , Afzal MA (2017). Influence of surface and sub-surface drip irrigation methods on performance and yields of two tomato varieties. Acad. J. Agric. Res. 5(9): 196-202

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