Online citations, reference lists, and bibliographies.
← Back to Search

Optimizing Deficit Irrigation Scheduling Under Shallow Groundwater Conditions In Lower Reaches Of Amu Darya River Basin

Fazlullah Akhtar, B. Tischbein, U. Awan
Published 2013 · Environmental Science

Save to my Library
Download PDF
Analyze on Scholarcy Visualize in Litmaps
Share
Reduce the time it takes to create your bibliography by a factor of 10 by using the world’s favourite reference manager
Time to take this seriously.
Get Citationsy
Water demand for irrigated agriculture is increasing against limited availability of fresh water resources in the lower reaches of the Amu Darya River e.g., Khorezm region of Uzbekistan. Future scenarios predict that Khorezm region will receive fewer water supplies due to climate change, transboundary conflicts and hence farmers have to achieve their yield targets with less water. We conducted a study and used AquaCrop model to develop the optimum and deficit irrigation schedule under shallow groundwater conditions (1.0–1.2 m) in the study region. Cotton being a strategic crop in the region was used for simulations. Capillary rise substantially contributes to crop-water requirements and is the key characteristic of the regional soils. However, AquaCrop does not simulate capillary rise contribution, thereby HYDRUS-1D model was used in this study for the quantification of capillary rise contribution. Alongside optimal irrigation schedule for cotton, deficit strategies were also derived in two ways: proportional reduction from each irrigation event (scenario-A) throughout the growth period as well as reduced water supply at specific crop growth stages (scenario-B). For scenario-A, 20, 40, 50 and 60 % of optimal water was deducted from each irrigation quota whereas for scenario-B irrigation events were knocked out at different crop growth stages (stage 1(emergence), stage 2 (vegetative), stage 3 (flowering) and stage 4 (yield formation and ripening)). For scenario-A, 0, 14, 30 and 48 % of yield reduction was observed respectively. During stress at the late crop development stage, a reduced water supply of 12 % resulted in a yield increase of 8 %. Conversely, during stress at the earlier crop development stage, yield loss was 17–18 %. During water stress at the late ripening stage, no yield loss was observed. Results of this study provide guidelines for policy makers to adopt irrigation schedule depending upon availability of irrigation water.
This paper references
10.1097/00010694-195805000-00002
LABORATORY STUDIES OF EVAPORATION FROM SOIL COLUMNS IN THE PRESENCE OF A WATER TABLE
W. R. Gardner (1958)
10.1029/WR012I006P01248
Hysteretical models for prediction of the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated porous media
Y. Mualem (1976)
Simulation of field water use and crop yield
R. Feddes (1978)
10.2134/AGRONJ1979.00021962007100060038X
Estimating the Contribution of a Perched Water Table to the Seasonal Evapotranspiration of Cotton1
W. W. Wallender (1979)
10.1016/B978-0-08-025675-7.50021-2
Yield response to water
J. Doorenbos (1979)
Yield and water consumption of cotton as affected by deficit irrigation under Cukurova conditions
O Tekinel (1979)
10.2136/SSSAJ1980.03615995004400050002X
A closed-form equation for predicting the hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils
Van Genuchten (1980)
10.1097/00010694-198003000-00016
Simulation of Field Water Use and Crop Yield
W. Busscher (1980)
10.13031/2013.32983
Irrigation scheduling under saline high water tables
S. Kite (1984)
The effects of omitted irrigation on cotton production in west Anatolia region
H Yalcuk (1984)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(1986)112:4(348)
A Penman for All Seasons
R. Allen (1986)
Irrigation and drainage strategies in salinity problem areas
M. Grismer (1988)
10.1126/science.241.4870.1170
Desiccation of the Aral Sea: A Water Management Disaster in the Soviet Union
P. Micklin (1988)
10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(1990)116:3(399)
Deficit irrigation. I. Analytical framework
M. English (1990)
10.1016/0378-3774(96)01246-2
Uptake of shallow groundwater by cotton: growth stage, groundwater salinity effects in column lysimeters
R. Hutmacher (1996)
Leaching fraction and root zone salinity control
GJ Hoffman (1996)
Leaching fraction and root zone salinity control. In: Tanji KK (ed) Agricultural salinity assessment and management
GJ Hoffman (1996)
10.1590/S0034-89101997000400003
Factors affecting nutrition behavior among middle-class adolescents in urban area of Northern region of Brazil.
E. Doyle (1997)
Crop evapotranspiration : guidelines for computing crop water requirements
R. Allen (1998)
10.1016/S1366-7017(98)00032-4
Dilemma when entering 21st centuryârapid change but lack of sense of urgency
M. Falkenmark (1998)
Water stress effect on different crop growth stages for cotton and its influence on yield reduction
D Prieto (1999)
10.1071/AR99177
Effects of shallow water table on capillary contribution, evapotranspiration, and crop coefficient of maize and winter wheat in a semi-arid region
S. Kang (2001)
10.1890/1051-0761(2001)011[1027:WIACW]2.0.CO;2
Water in a changing world
R. B. Jackson (2001)
Global water outlook to 2025
M. Rosegrant (2002)
Deficit irrigation scheduling based on plant growth stages showing water stress tolerance
C. Kirda (2002)
10.1016/S0378-3774(01)00180-9
Effects of limited irrigation on yield and water use efficiency of winter wheat in the Loess Plateau of China
Shao-zhong Kang (2002)
10.1093/AOB/MCF159
Plant responses to water stress.
H. Griffiths (2002)
Global water outlook to 2025: averting an impending crisis.
M. Rosegrant (2002)
Natural drought or human made water scarcity in Uzbekistan ?
H Yalcuk (2002)
Natural drought or human made water scarcity in Uzbekistan? Central Asia Caucasus
K Wegerich (2002)
10.1079/9780851996691.0000
Water Productivity in Agriculture: Limits and Opportunities for Improvement
J. Kijne (2003)
10.1079/9780851996691.0019
Economics of water productivity in managing water for agriculture
R. Barker (2003)
Economic restructuring of land and water use in the region Khorezm ( Uzbekistan ) ( Project proposal for phase I )
WW Wallender (2003)
Fertilizer use by crop in Uzbekistan . FAO , Rome
HJ Farahani (2003)
Fertilizer use by crop in Uzbekistan . FAO , Rome Quick country facts . In Country briefs , Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations . Rome
HJ Farahani (2003)
Economic restructuring of land and water use in the region Khorezm ( Uzbekistan ) ( Project proposal for phase I ) . ZEF Work papers for sustainable development in Central Asia , 1
WW Wallender (2003)
10.1007/BF00187794
Crop coefficients for irrigating cotton in the presence of groundwater
J. Ayars (2004)
Agriculture in Central Asia: Research for development
J. Ryan (2004)
Development of groundwater salinity in a region of the lower AmuDarya River, Khorezm, Uzbekistan
M Ibrakhimov (2004)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2005.01.005
Effect of shallow groundwater table on crop water requirements and crop yields
M. Kahlown (2005)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2005.04.003
Occurrence and measurement of salinity stratification in shallow groundwater in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area, south-eastern Australia
J. Northey (2006)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2006.02.003
Crop water productivity of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)-wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) system as influenced by deficit irrigation, soil texture and precipitation
S. K. Jalota (2006)
10.4337/9780857937117
Sustainable Management of Water Resources
C. Giupponi (2006)
10.1385/1-59745-130-4:245
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).
Y. Wan (2006)
10.1093/JXB/ERL165
Deficit irrigation for reducing agricultural water use.
E. Fereres (2007)
10.1007/s00271-007-0064-1
On the conservative behavior of biomass water productivity
P. Steduto (2007)
10.1002/HYP.6246
Water fluxes at a fluctuating water table and groundwater contributions to wheat water use in the lower Yellow River flood plain, China
J. Yang (2007)
Central Asian Waters - Social, economic, environmental and governance puzzle
M. Rahaman (2008)
10.1016/J.GLOENVCHA.2008.07.006
Dealing with drought : The challenge of using water system technologies to break dryland poverty traps
Elin Enfors (2008)
Strengthening water
I Abdullayev (2008)
The HYDRUS-1D software package for simulating the movement of water, heat, and multiple solutes in variably saturated media
J Simunek (2008)
Water and Social Changes in Central Asia: Problems Related to Cotton Production in Uzbekistan
R Strickman (2008)
10.1007/s00271-009-0149-0
Modeling irrigated cotton with shallow groundwater in the Aral Sea Basin of Uzbekistan: II. Soil salinity dynamics
I. Forkutsa (2009)
10.1007/s00271-009-0148-1
Modeling irrigated cotton with shallow groundwater in the Aral Sea Basin of Uzbekistan: I. Water dynamics
I. Forkutsa (2009)
10.2134/AGRONJ2008.0139S
AquaCrop-The FAO Crop Model to Simulate Yield Response to Water: I. Concepts and Underlying Principles
P. Steduto (2009)
10.2134/AGRONJ2008.0218S
AquaCrop—The FAO Crop Model to Simulate Yield Response to Water: III. Parameterization and Testing for Maize
T. Hsiao (2009)
10.2134/AGRONJ2008.0182S
Parameterization and Evaluation of the AquaCrop Model for Full and Deficit Irrigated Cotton
H. Farahani (2009)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2009.04.009
Deficit irrigation as an on-farm strategy to maximize crop water productivity in dry areas
S. Geerts (2009)
Getting into the Right Lane for 2050 : A primer for EU debate
J. Bakkes (2009)
10.2134/AGRONJ2008.0140S
AquaCrop — The FAO Crop Model to Simulate Yield Response to Water: II. Main Algorithms and Software Description
D. Raes (2009)
10.1007/S11269-010-9673-1
Optimal Allocation of Rainfall in the Sichuan Basin, Southwest China
W. Zhang (2010)
10.1007/S11269-009-9461-Y
Aral Sea; Irretrievable Loss or Irtysh Imports?
V. Badescu (2010)
Coupling hydrological and irrigation schedule models for the management of surface and groundwater resources in Khorezm, Uzbekistan
UK Awan (2010)
10.1016/J.FOODPOL.2010.11.013
The sustainability and resilience of global water and food systems: Political analysis of the interplay between security, resource scarcity, political systems and global trade
J. Allouche (2011)
10.1007/S11269-011-9821-2
Remote Sensing and Hydrological Measurements for Irrigation Performance Assessments in a Water User Association in the Lower Amu Darya River Basin
U. Awan (2011)
10.1071/FP10221
Net carbon exchange in grapevine canopies responds rapidly to timing and extent of regulated deficit irrigation.
J. Tarara (2011)
10.1061/9780784411698
Agricultural Salinity Assessment and Management
W. Wallender (2011)
10.1093/jxb/erq351
Bleach it, switch it, bounce it, pull it: using lasers to reveal plant cell dynamics.
I. Sparkes (2011)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2011.06.011
Use of maximum trunk diameter measurements to detect water stress in mature 'Arbequina' olive trees under deficit irrigation
J. Fernández (2011)
10.1007/s11269-011-9819-9
Water Savings Through Improved Irrigation Techniques: Basin-Scale Quantification in Semi-Arid Environments
R. Törnqvist (2011)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2011.02.009
Evapotranspiration and water use of full and deficit irrigated cotton in the Mediterranean environment in northern Syria
T. Oweis (2011)
10.5897/AJAR10.1009
Application of AquaCrop model in deficit irrigation management of Winter wheat in arid region
H. Salemi (2011)
10.1093/jxb/err165
Reflections on food security under water scarcity.
E. Fereres (2011)
10.1016/J.ENVEXPBOT.2011.02.014
Using trunk diameter sensors for regulated deficit irrigation scheduling in early maturing peach trees
W. Conejero (2011)
10.1007/978-94-011-4752-1
Crop Yield Response to Deficit Irrigation
C. Kirda (2012)
10.1080/02713680490894559
The Aral sea environmental crisis: problems and a way forward
Michael Fergus (2012)
Cotton, water, salts and soums : economic and ecological restructuring in Khorezm, Uzbekistan
C. Martius (2012)
10.1007/978-94-007-1963-7_19
Modeling Irrigation Scheduling Under Shallow Groundwater Conditions as a Tool for an Integrated Management of Surface and Groundwater Resources
U. Awan (2012)
10.5860/choice.46-2148
Principles of Environmental Physics
J. Monteith (2014)
10.2134/1983.limitationstoefficientwateruse.c5
Soil Properties and Efficient Water Use: Water Management for Salinity Control
G. Hoffman (2015)
Strengthening water management institutions in Uzbekistan
RG Allen



This paper is referenced by
10.3390/w13010108
Investigating the Effects of Agricultural Water Management in a Mediterranean Coastal Aquifer under Current and Projected Climate Conditions
V. Pisinaras (2021)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2021.106952
Simulation-based optimization for spatiotemporal allocation of irrigation water in arid region
Jiang Li (2021)
10.1007/978-3-030-64715-5_4
Coupling Hydrus 2D/3D and AquaCrop Models for Simulation of Water Use in Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata (L.) Walp)
E. K. Kanda (2021)
10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106321
Evaluation of the AquaCrop model for winter wheat under different irrigation optimization strategies at the downstream Kabul River Basin of Afghanistan
A. Jalil (2020)
10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106297
Development and utilization of water resources and assessment of water security in Central Asia
Xuanxuan Wang (2020)
10.3390/agronomy10070935
Optimization of Irrigation Scheduling for Maize in an Arid Oasis Based on Simulation–Optimization Model
Jiang Li (2020)
10.1016/j.agwat.2019.105994
A sustainable irrigation water management framework coupling water-salt processes simulation and uncertain optimization in an arid area
Xuemin Li (2020)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2019.06.013
Irrigation scheduling to maximize crop gross margin under limited water availability
E. López-Mata (2019)
10.1016/J.JCLEPRO.2019.02.040
Managing the water-climate- food nexus for sustainable development in Turkmenistan
W. Duan (2019)
10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105595
Assessing land degradation and quantifying its drivers in the Amudarya River delta
Liangliang Jiang (2019)
10.1007/s11269-018-1940-6
The Pros and Cons of Encouraging Shallow Groundwater Use through Controlled Drainage in a Salt-Impacted Irrigation Area
S. Li (2018)
10.1016/J.SCIENTA.2018.06.051
The potential to improve culinary herb crop quality with deficit irrigation
L. Rowland (2018)
10.9755/EJFA.2017.V29.I12.1567
Response of winter wheat grain yield and water use efficiency to deficit irrigation in the North China Plain
H. Han (2018)
10.1007/s11269-018-2087-1
Irrigation Scheduling Optimization for Cotton Based on the AquaCrop Model
Fawen Li (2018)
10.3390/rs10060972
Assessment of Irrigation Performance in Large River Basins under Data Scarce Environment - A Case of Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan
F. Akhtar (2018)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2018.05.015
Scoping of promising land management and water use practices in the dry areas of Uzbekistan
Mirzokhid Mirshadiev (2018)
10.20944/PREPRINTS201804.0133.V1
Assessment of Irrigation Performance in Large River Basins Under Data Scarce Environment - A Case of Kabul River Basin, Afghanistan
F. Akhtar (2018)
COUPLING HYDROLOGICAL AND CROP MODELS FOR IMPROVED AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT – A REVIEW
E. K. Kanda (2018)
10.1002/eco.1867
Impact of groundwater regimes on water balance components of a site with a shallow water table
O. Dietrich (2017)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2017.06.023
Optimization of irrigation scheduling for spring wheat with mulching and limited irrigation water in an arid climate
Y. Wen (2017)
10.3390/W9120911
Optimal Allocation Method of Irrigation Water from River and Lake by Considering the Field Water Cycle Process
X. Li (2017)
Real-time control of soil moisture for efficient irrigation
S. Harper (2017)
10.1007/s00271-016-0521-9
A new concept of irrigation response units for effective management of surface and groundwater resources: a case study from the multi-country Fergana Valley, Central Asia
U. Awan (2016)
10.1016/J.AGWAT.2015.09.005
Behavior of water balance components at sites with shallow groundwater tables: Possibilities and limitations of their simulation using different ways to control weighable groundwater lysimeters
O. Dietrich (2016)
10.1656/058.015.0SP911
Satellite-Derived Temperature Data for Monitoring Water Status in a Floodplain Forest of the Upper Sabine River, Texas
M. G. Lemon (2016)
Water scarcity under climate change : impacts, vulnerability and risk reduction in the agricultural regions of Central Asia
M. Aleksandrova (2015)
10.1007/s13593-015-0337-7
Impact of agricultural land use in Central Asia: a review
A. Hamidov (2015)
10.1002/IRD.1897
Simulating Groundwater Dynamics Using Feflow‐3D Groundwater Model Under Complex Irrigation and Drainage Network of Dryland Ecosystems of Central Asia
U. Awan (2015)
10.5194/HESS-20-487-2016
Sensitivity of water stress in a two-layered sandy grassland soil to variations in groundwater depth and soil hydraulic parameters
M. Rezaei (2015)
10.1016/J.ENVSCI.2014.03.001
Rural vulnerability to environmental change in the irrigated lowlands of Central Asia and options for policy-makers: A review
M. Aleksandrova (2014)
10.1016/J.AGRFORMET.2014.06.009
Using evapotranspiration to assess drought sensitivity on a subfield scale with HRMET, a high resolution surface energy balance model
Samuel C. Zipper (2014)
10.1007/978-3-319-07548-8_7
The Role of Institutions and Water Variability in Food Security in Uzbekistan: The Case of Rice Markets in the Khorezm Region
Yadira Mori-Clement (2014)
See more
Semantic Scholar Logo Some data provided by SemanticScholar