Irrigation scheduling based on pan evaporation values for cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) grown under field conditions

Ertek A., Sensoy S., Gedik I., Kucukyumuk C.

AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, vol.81, pp.159-172, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.agwat.2005.03.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-172


This study was conducted to determine the most suitable irrigation frequency and quantity in cucumber grown under field conditions. The amount of water used was based on pan evaporation from a screened Class-A pan. Irrigation treatments consisted of two irrigation intervals (I1: 4 and 12: 8 day), and three plant-pan coefficients (K(cp)1: 0.50; K(cp)2: 0.75 and K(cp)3: 1.00). Plants were first watered at the transplanting date and scheduled irrigations were initiated after 4- and 8-day intervals.