publication . Doctoral thesis . 1985

Rainfed agriculture in a semi-arid tropical climate : aspects of land- and watermanagement for red soils in India

Huibers, F.P.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1985
  • Publisher: Huibers
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p/>Rainfed agriculture is defined as the production of field crops that completely depend on the local precipitation for their water supply. Although in the semi-arid tropics the mean annual precipitation might seem to be sufficient to grow (adapted) crops, its variability over the years and its erratic distribution over the season pose problems. During relatively dry periods, the crop might suffer from moisture stress, at other times excessive rainfall occurs, causing water logging and erosion. This creates specific problems for crop production. The red soils, as a general indication of a group of mainly sandy loam soils, including Alfisols, have a low profile...
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free text keywords: tropische gronden, subtropische gronden, teelt, cultuurmethoden zonder grondbewerking, bodemwater, regenwateropvang, landbouw met waterafvoer, gewassen, waterbehoefte, steppen, pampa's, semi-aride klimaatzones, india, tropen, Bodemclassificatie, tropical soils, subtropical soils, cultivation, no-tillage, soil water, water harvesting, runoff farming, crops, water requirements, steppes, pampas, semiarid zones, tropics, Soil Classification
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