Wheat yield response to line-source sprinkler irrigation in the and Southeast Anatolia region of Turkey

SEZEN S. M. , Yazar A.

AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT, cilt.81, ss.59-76, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 81
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.agwat.2005.04.011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.59-76


In the and Southeast Anatolia Project (GAP) region of Turkey, crop yields are mainly limited by available water. A field experiment was conducted for wheat (Triticum durum L.) during the period 1993-1996 to evaluate the effects of deficit irrigation on yield and water use efficiency. Two line-source sprinkler laterals were used in order to create gradually varying deficit irrigation treatments (I-1 through I-5) with the two fixed irrigation intervals of 7-day (IF1) and 14-day (IF2). Irrigation water was applied based on cumulative Class-A Pan evaporation for the irrigation interval of 7-day (IF1I1); and to replenish soil water deficit in the 90 cm depth to the field capacity for the 14-day irrigation interval in treatment plots adjacent to sprinkler lateral (IF2I1).