Field Water Balance

  • M. H. Ali


In every business, there are some types of accounting procedure. In fact, it is essential for a good business, not an option. For water, we also need a good accounting of water supplies, changes in storage, and water destinations for proper management of the resource. For irrigation engineers, proper irrigation scheduling – both timing and amount, control of runoff, minimizing deep percolation, and the uniform application of water – are of primary concern. In field level, water requirements of the plants are met by the storage of soil, supplies from irrigation and rainfall, and to some extent, from shallow groundwater tables. Losses of water from the field include surface runoff from the field, deep percolation out of the root zone, transpiration by plants, and evaporation from the soil surface.


Root Zone Crop Coefficient Deep Percolation Free Water Surface Deep Drainage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. H. Ali
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  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DivisionBangladesh Institute of Nuclear AgricultureMymensinghBangladesh

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