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Title: Hydraulic Characteristics of Medi-Emitter Drip Irrigation System in Jos, Nigeria
Authors: Oiganji, Ezekiel
Ibrahim, I. I.
Abubakar, A.M.
David, Bayo
Keywords: distribution uniformity
emitter flow rate
emission uniformity
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Production Agriculture and Technology
Series/Report no.: Vol.12;No.2: Pp 126-134
Abstract: The field experiments were carried out at the federal college of forestry farm, Jos- Nigeria, to evaluate the hydraulic characteristics of aMedi-emitter drip irrigation system, constructed with locally sourced materials. A set of Medi-emitter drip system covering an area of 46m2 with lateral length of 2.4m and sub-main length of 2.7m was used in the experiment. The overall average Mediemitter discharge was found to be 1.74L/hr under flow rates best suited for vegetable crops. The average variation of the emitter flow rate of the system was found to be 16.54%, while the distribution uniformity and emission uniformity for the whole system were 94.5 and 97.3% which signified an even distribution of water through the system. It was therefore recommended that the Medi- emitter drip irrigation system should be adopted by farmers within the Northern part of Nigeria for dry season farming so as to boost the economy of peasant farmers.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2379
ISSN: 0794-5213
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