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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

On Efficiency of Application of Irrigation Systems with Low Intensity at Azerbaijan’s Slot Land

Aliyev ZH*

Institute of erosion and irrigation NAS of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan

*Corresponding author: Aliyev ZH, Institute of erosion and irrigation NAS of Azerbaijan, Baku, Azerbaijan

Submission: February 22, 2018;Published: September 27, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2018.04.000586

ISSN 2578-0336
Volume4 Issue3


The study of the world experience and the results of long-term experiments on drip irrigation systems in various climatic and soil conditions shows that the creation of irrigation systems of this type is effective and economically profitable irrigation of different perennials, vegetable, row and industrial crops, ornamental plantings, nurseries etc. drip irrigation has almost universal application, in particular, it is applicable where other irrigation methods use is impossible or ineffective:

A. In difficult terrain and large lot slope (up to 45 degrees or more);

B. In areas with prolonged drought and strong winds;

C. Water resources in local with a relatively limited amount of water;

D. On soils with low power and very low or high Hygroscopicity;

E. On soils prone to salinization;

F. When used for irrigation water with high content of water-soluble salts, etc.

Keywords: Duration; Drought; Wind spa; Local moistening; Loss; Drip irrigation


The basis for intensification of agriculture in the mountainous and Piedmont areas of the Republic are based mainly with the development of horticulture and viticulture in these regions is mining and irrigated agriculture. While here (Figure 1), from among the technology intensity of irrigation is used extensively drip irrigation systems. Note that in drip irrigation technology principle of continuous supply of water plants in accordance with the progress of water consumption, considering the possibility of technical means and the nature of soil moisture. This is a daily compensation water loss through evaporation and support optimum humidity in a given circuit soil moisture.

Figure 1:

Moves Research

Under drip irrigation water use efficiency is 85-95%. Drip irrigation provides a high yield per unit volume of water consumption. Under this irrigation the soil supported the most favorable air and nutrient regime for plant development. Thanks to the productivity of all cultures compared to conventional sprinkler systems increased by 40-60% and more. Especially the significant increase in yield is observed under irrigation of vegetable and melon crops. Due to the fact that under drip irrigation fertilizers and pesticides are made locally in small quantities and in the desired time frame, good absorption and achieved great savings in them. Drip irrigation technology includes water supply mode in accordance with water consumption culture.

Water supply mode depends on the rules of the dates and duration of irrigation for irrigation period, the zone, flow, hydration number of drips and location schemes of water-physical properties of the soil. While very effective is the use of drip irrigation system in intensive technologies of cultivation of agricultural and ornamental plants, as well as the gardens when the State of the plants depend to a large extent on the accuracy maintain humidity conditions and diet. Drip irrigation is only a limited part of the soil surface without surface run-off or water filtration in the deeper layers of the soil. Drip irrigation allows you to maintain the same humidity root living layer during the entire growing period at an optimum level without significant variations, characteristic for other methods of irrigation. When the soil is carried out through the capillary hydration. This saved the optimum soil water-physical properties in the root zone of plants (particularly in the critical phases of their development) and eliminates moisture loss due to surface run-off and infiltration in depth. It should be noted that this effect is more pronounced in arid climates, but also in the more humid regions of drip irrigation can substantially improve the qualitative indices of cultivated products.

In fact, drip irrigation system as well as sprinkling system is stationary and allows you to fully automate the entire process of irrigation and power plants, which in turn leads to significant savings in labor costs. A well-designed system allows you to achieve the maximum of a uniform distribution of irrigation water and nutrients throughout the site, providing a standard development of plants and their dates of ripening, which facilitates harvesting and reduces its losses and a number of other indicators of agricultural production It should be noted that under drip irrigation water is supplied in the form of individual drops of diameter 1-2mm or spray directly to the local area of the field and not redistributed, hydrate the soil, mainly using capillary forces [1].

Research Objectives

Study of climatic and agronomic factors defining the types of irrigation technology under consideration do not in and of itself, but as an integral part of the technology of cropping. The effectiveness of this technology is determined by climatic and agronomic factors. In doing so, it should be noted that inadequate accounting for these factors can lead to undesirable effects such as surface runoff and deep filtration. In order to make the process of irrigation more environmentally perfect, you must select the best irrigation technology, which would ensure the best combination of artificial and natural precipitation and maximum use of the latter. A large number of options for Argo-Hydrology, climatic conditions, characteristics of the possible precipitation make assessment of irrigation technology very difficult. Output parameters to calculate the intensity and duration of rainfall and irrigation intensity of evapotranspiration [2].

Daily water supply is determined in accordance with the amount of evaporation from water surface and shall be calculated by the following formula:

Where, (E)exec -evaporation over the previous 24hours, mm

(h)-precipitation, mm; (h) -utilization of rainfall;

(K)PL.-moisture ratio square.

Coefficient of moisture square. Determined from the expression:

where, S-area humidification of one plant, m; (n)-quantity of irrigation Engineering (DRIPs) on 1ha;

Duration of supply is determined by the formula:

Where, t SUT- the daily duration of work systems of irrigation, low-intensity per hour;

(m)SUT. -Daily water supply, taking into account, bearing in mind the decision toPL., m/ha;

q-irrigations technology consumption (drips or sprinklers), l/h;

(n)-quantity of irrigation technology on 1ha.

In formulas (3) and (4) function to (h) has significant influence to determine the technological process of irrigation;

To (h)-expresses productively used.


The use of precipitation is functionally dependent on rainfall, soil type, slope, length of rain starting soil moisture and surface condition of the soil. Productively used precipitation characterized by utilization of rainfall. This part of precipitation is taken into account when calculating the irrigation norms and is its integral part. Taking into attention the B.H. Aliyev techniques [3]. The numerical value of the coefficient used rainfall should is determined from the expression:

where Δ(h)-productively used precipitation, mm; (h)- precipitation, mm. Productively used precipitation are determined by the water balance method:

where, hk - supply of moisture in the soil after a rain, mm;

the sum of evaporation from water surface covered for i=1 period.

where tog-coefficient of groundwater, water-physical properties of the soil and the depth distribution of root system of plants. We offer two ways to process crop irrigation. The first method is based on the traditional method. According to this method when there is no rain daily soil moisture reserves become recharged until the desired size in accordance with the daily evaporation in the previous day. It uses the testimony of SGI isparometra-3000. At the beginning of the irrigation season and each time after rain measured initial soil moisture in any sufficiently precise method [4].

The second method is also based on the condition of daily filling was ground to desired values according to the preceding evaporation day the SGI spirometry indicators-3000. Here the soil moisture is determined by calculation. This method is based on theoretical and experimental dependencies effective rain. Used to calculate the dependence takes into account water-physical properties of soil and rain options (intensity, duration, etc.). The source parameter of the technological process of watering, characterizing the soil conditions, moisture content is calculated soil layer. According to the description of the author of the cashier’s moisture layer of soil corresponding to 100% of the HB is determined from the expression:

where, η-volumetric mass estimated soil layer, g/cm3; n-depth of the active soil layer, m; β-soil moisture percentage by weight of dry soil; If you consider that for heavy soil loamy humidity lower limit βmin = 80% of NV and an upper bound βm Oh = 100% HB, for these conditions is the optimal soil moisture will be determined by the following formula:

that is, for heavy soil loamy optimum humidity 90% would equal a NV, Then the moisture content calculated soil suitable optimum humidity βwholesale = 90% NV will receive the following:

T Akim of the same method, you can determine the optimal moisture content calculated soil for other soil conditions (light, medium, etc.). Irrigation technology under drip irrigation should be carried out as follows.

At the beginning of the vegetation period determine the initial humidity β and the appropriate moisture content (h)0 within the limits of the soil, while soil moisture is measured one of exact methods.

If it turns out that (h)0 < (h)wholesale, you must before the start of the growing period irrigation preirrigation irrigation norm of conduct:

If (h)0 > (h)opt., the DSA vegetation glazes spend as many days later, while soil moisture reserves become (h)0 descended to the level of (h) wholesale. As usual vegetation watering (daily rate and duration of watering) on indicators of evapotranspiration. For this purpose, use the SGI isparograf-3000. If the previous day evaporated from the soil, e.g. 5mm of moisture, then during the day under drip irrigation of the soil served 2.5mm (i.e. 25m3/HA) moisture.

Pass or other ways of irrigation (sprinkling) 5mm (or 50m3/ HA). This is because under drip irrigation is not all agricultural crops area is irrigated. Irrigated here locally only equal plots the root system of plants. Duration of work are defined in nomogram 3.4. In the without rainy period, this procedure is repeated every day. When rainfall, two or three days after rain measured soil moisture [5].

On the assumption that what is the difference between the (h)0 and (h)opt. or the ssoil paid one-time irrigation norm (h)wholesale - (h)0 (hopt >h0) or until the next watering the vegetation should wait for as many days as long as the soil evaporates difference,

IE; (h)0 - (h)opt. (h0 >Hopt. )

Measurement of evapotranspiration and daily watering duration are entered a special register. Process parameters of irrigation is determined by accordance with nomograms Figure 1-4. These monograms are designed for heavy loam soils. Slope is assumed to be zero.

Figure 2:Nomogram for determining the intensity of rain.

Figure 3:Nomogram for determining utilization rate of coefficient of rainfall utilization.

Figure 4:Nomogram for determining irrigation norms.

When constructing irrigation standards definition monographs for “ (m) “coefficient of moisture of soil equal 1 was adopted. This extends the scope of the monograms and other irrigation methods. sIt should be noted that under drip irrigation watering norms nomogram received correct value of coefficient of soil moisture, i.e.

(m) = (k)PL *(m)

Nomo graphs on rice. Let people are busy with watering without making the soil moisture measurements to determine the parameters of technological process of irrigation [6].

For reliable determination of technological process of watering us address some specific cases, it is rainy and without rainy periods. In the without rainy period irrigations are held as follows: When carrying out growing period irrigation standards equal to the sum of evaporation over the previous 24hours eexec soil moisture factor. Coefficient of moisture of soil with sprinkler amounts toPL=1, under drip irrigation toPL.=0.4 i.e. drip irrigation is not the entire area is wetted.

Thus, when daily irrigation norm sprinkling equal (m)=E-flow, under drip irrigation (m)=0.4(e) Spanish. In sprinkler irrigation technological parameters calculation period is as follows: using the GGI-3000 is determined by the amount of precipitation, evaporation over the previous 24hours eexec, and duration of td rain using humidity recorder or air temperature (start and end of the rain on the Ribbon).

Knowing the amount of precipitation (h) and duration of rain td you can easily determine the average intensity of rain:

Famous td and (h) using equation (3.56) you can build nomograms the intensity of the rain. The Figure 3 shows nomograms for determination of rain. T known intensity (i)int rain on the nomogram Figure 3 determine rainfall utilization to further using nomogram Figure 3 on known values of k, eexec. and (h) to the desired watering rule comes to bring the soil moisture to an optimal level. Usually when rains current value was in the soil becomes more than you need, since rain soil humidity is maintained at an optimum level.

The challenge is determining the current value of the accessibility of the soil after rain. While monograms on determining the intensity of rain build according to the duration of the rain against the number of atmospheric sludges cm Figure 1.

Rain duration, min

While rain increases by the value soil moisture reserves become layer effectively precipitation. Regular watering the vegetation after evaporation from soil effective rainfall. Thus, the proposed ways to define process parameters of irrigation, allow their use in the practical maximum productive use of fallen precipitation Figure 2 & 3.

For this purpose, it is enough to determine the required irrigation norm and assign the required dates and duration of the system. The results of the above calculation and performance claims that irrigation technology micro-sprinkler (MDK) as costs and agro-meliorative indicators more effectively, and investment payback period is 3.0years-quite normal rate. So-so small droplet size and rain intensity, uniform distribution of water for irrigation data square designs rain the irrigation system, ensuring good absorbency and ecological safety on any soils and slopes. Therefore, to assess the new micro-irrigation techniques developed by us it is advisable to compare their specifications. These indicators are shown in table 3. From the table it can be seen that by the number of vehicles on 1 hectare, i.e. reach capital investments when the identity of the other options, and much more economical KTMD IDAD model MDK. And systems micro- sprinkler model DMD for capital investment in 1.6 times cheaper base. In addition to these can also be noted that the application of the proposed microsprinkler system allows 1.6 times more economical or more spend irrigation norm compared with the base case. Therefore, stimulates the activity of micro- sprinkler systems of physiological processes by creating the best water and nutrient regimes for crops: grapes, Apple, pear, sugar beets, soybeans and many other cultivated in conditions mountain agriculture [7].

Example calculations determine the economic feasibility of the use of the soya technology with mikrodozhdevaniem proves that in the cultivation of this culture with the introduction of macro and microelements is thrown with micro- sprinkler compared to the traditional option of irrigation (sulcus or puffed) annual economic effect is 5.496thoubs. manta with 1hectare square. When this investment pays off for 3.0years. With regard to the relatively low yield variants, it is a mismatch of natural conditions in the usual-by Frost, during shoots and weed research in these regions. In addition, with the use of these systems of irrigation, watering can be performed in different ways, comfortable to the user: for example, in motion, position, when not required watering large areas; usually out of range of sprinkler apparatus driven by the rotation of the reactive force of flowing water under pressure, rotates through shut-off body with Water-conducting valve inside which creates a working pressure of throwing the Jet ejection water in the form of rain drizzle .

Operating costs of these systems are insignificant, sprinkler is easily transported manually to another position, and not system network combined capital-intensive that advantageously differs it from foreign and domestic designs used for the last time. In conclusion, it should be noted that all of the above types of micro- sprinkler systems: (IDAD, KTMD, DMD and MACS) can be recommended for use in wet areas naturally is not enough mountain and Foothill regions of Azerbaijan for cultivation fruit, vines, cereals, fodder and other agricultural crops.


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