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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.agwat.2005.03.008
  • Title of Journal : AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-172

Abstract

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.