Assessment of operational performance of a furrow irrigation system of Bacita Sugar Company

Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment

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Title Assessment of operational performance of a furrow irrigation system of Bacita Sugar Company
 
Creator Salami, A. W.
 
Description This paper investigates the operational performances of a furrow irrigation system at the sugarcane plantation of the Nigerian Sugar Company Bacita, Kwara State. The volume balance method was adopted to determine infiltration of water into the furrows. The study indicated that the soil intake characteristics equation could be expressed as I = 149.63 T0.545. The irrigation time and effective furrow length were estimated to be 12 hr and 170 m respectively. The application and potential efficiences were determined to be 71% and 78% respectively. The two efficiencies indicate fairly good management of the furrow irrigation system. However, the relationship between the furrow length and the time taken by the irrigation water to advance along a furrow is best fitted by a polynomial function and represented by L = -0.0029T2 + 1.4289T + 4.9428. Also, the relationship between the accumulated depth and the elasped time is best fitted by a polynomial function (D = -0.0009T2 + 0.4695T + 27.88). This shows that there is no linear relationship between furrow length and time and accumulated depth and elasped time.
 
Publisher Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri, Nigeria.
 
Date 2002-10-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/26
 
Source Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment; Vol 2 (2002); 10-17
2545-5818
1596-2490
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/26/26
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2002 Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment
 

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