A Model for Optimal Irrigation Scheduling with Saline Water

  • Dan Yaron
  • Eshel Bresler
  • Hanoch Bielorai
  • Biniamin Harpinist
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 24)


This chapter presents a model for optimal scheduling of irrigation with soil salinity parameters explicitly considered. Irrigation scheduling constitutes an essential component of proper irrigation management, particularly under conditions of scarcity of irrigation water and when excessive irrigation and runoff cause ‘external damages,’ as, for example, in the Colorado River Basin (Maletic, 1974; Young et al., 1974). Studies dealing with scheduling of irrigation (i.e., proper timing and quantities of water applied) have been published by Jensen and Heerman (1970), Kincaid and Heerman (1974), Dudley et al. (1971), Jensen (1972), Jensen (1977), Shalhevet et al. (1976), and others. However, most of the studies dealing with scheduling of irrigation have not taken parameters of salinity of the soil and of the irrigation water into account, the paper by Jensen (1977) being an exception.


Soil Moisture Irrigation Water Saline Water Soil Salinity Transformation Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Yaron
    • 1
  • Eshel Bresler
    • 2
  • Hanoch Bielorai
    • 2
  • Biniamin Harpinist
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hebrew University of JerusalemRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.The Volcani Center of Agricultural ResearchBet DaganIsrael

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