Effect of irrigation on the yield at experiment areas in Cuba

Juan G. R. Effect of irrigation on the yield at experiment areas in Cuba.

Juan G. R. Some considerations about the agro technique in irrigation areas. Hydraulic Engineering, Havana, Cuba. Vol. 13(3): 3-14, (1992)/. / Juan G. R., G. E. Dehoguez, L. Tzenova. The irrigation. Editorial People and Education, Page: 191- 195, Havana, Cuba, 1996.

The work is the result of researches conducted on irrigation in Cuba , by the Research Institute of Irrigation and Drainage, Experimental Stations of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Higher Education. The results show that the irrigation increases yields from 21% to 209%, depending on the response of different crops to the irrigation. The cultivated plants do not have similar behaviours in irrigated conditions: sugarcane, pasture and mandioca crops are among the smaller response to irrigation; banana fruit and sweet potato crops were greater response to irrigation, what are capable of tripling production compared to the not irrigated areas.

The Tobacco had a response moderate to the irrigation with an increase in yields of 66%. In tomatoes, corn and potatoes, irrigation is essential when grown in the winter campaign, achieving in these conditions doubling or tripling the yields. The soybean had a different response depending on the sowing season, reaching increases in harvest from 0.94 to 0.99 t / ha.

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