publication . Article . Other literature type . 1996

Regional Drainwater Management: Source Control, Agroforestry, and Evaporation Ponds

Posnikoff, Judith F.; Knapp, Keith C.; Posnikoff, Judith F.; Knapp, Keith C.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 1996 Journal: Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (issn: 1068-5502, eissn: 2327-8285, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Western Agricultural Economics Association
Abstract
Source control is one way to address salinity and drainage problems in irrigated agriculture, and reuse of drainage flows on salt-tolerant crops or trees in agroforestry production is another. A regional model of agricultural production with drainwater reuse and disposal is developed. Deep percolation flows are controlled through choice of crop areas, irrigation systems, and applied-water quantities. Crop drainwater may by reused in agroforestry production, and residual emissions are disposed of in an evaporation pond. A significant role for both source control and reuse is found. Sensitivity to various cost and revenue parameters is also analyzed.
Subjects
free text keywords: agroforestry systems, drainage, irrigation, reuse, salinity, source control, Agriculture, S, Resource /Energy Economics and Policy,, Resource /Energy Economics and Policy
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