Optimizing Plant Water Use Efficiency for a Sustainable Environment

Edited by
August 2022
366 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5136-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5135-7 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Optimizing Plant Water Use Efficiency for a Sustainable Environment that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences
Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences

The rising shortage of water resources in crop-producing regions worldwide and the need for irrigation optimisation call for sustainable water savings. The allocation of irrigation water will be an ever-increasing source of pressure because of vast agricultural demands under changing climatic conditions. Consequently, irrigation has to be closely linked with water-use efficiency with the aim of boosting productivity and improving food quality, singularly in those regions where problems of water shortages or collection and delivery are widespread. The present Special Issue (SI) showcases 19 original contributions, addressing water-use efficiency in the context of sustainable irrigation management to meet water scarcity conditions. These papers cover a wide range of subjects including (i) interaction mineral nutrition and irrigation in horticultural crops, (ii) sustainable irrigation in woody fruit crops, (iii) medicinal plants, (iv) industrial crops, and (v) other topics devoted to remote sensing techniques and crop water requirements, genotypes for drought tolerance, and agricultural management. The studies were carried out in both field and laboratory surveys, with modelling studies also being conducted, and a wide range of geographic regions are also covered. The collection of these manuscripts presented in this SI updates on and provides a relevant contribution for efficient saving water resources.

  • Hardback
License and Copyright
© 2022 by the authors; CC BY-NC-ND license
fruit size; Manzanilla; olive; regulated deficit irrigation; water potential; water relation; leaf area; Manihot esculenta; photosynthesis; tuber; water status; antioxidant capacity; bioactive compounds; growth; hydroxycinnamic acids; hydroponics; preformed plastic mulch film; crop water productivity; biodegradation; crop productivity; spray-on mulch; water use efficiency; almond cultivars; crop physiological response; irrigation water productivity; nut yield; drip irrigation; silicon; mineral nutrients; oxidative stress; osmolytes; yield; Zea mays; ERP; GIS; internet of things; precision agriculture; quality; environment; water; software; platform; web application; crop coefficient; drought stress; evapotranspiration; maize; water productivity; Prunus dulcis; Vairo; water stress; regulated deficit irrigation; sustained deficit irrigation; quality markers; leaf greenness index; root morphology; water stress; almond quality; sustainability; marketability; semiarid Mediterranean environment; water stress; root components; yield components; fruit quality; deficit irrigation; leaf area index; harvest index; photosynthetic rate; transpiration rate; water use efficiency; greenhouse; drought stress; in vitro culture; apple; cherries; oxidative stress; midday stem water potential; sap flow; photosynthesis; stomatal conductance; FDR probes and daily fraction of intercepted photosynthetically active radiation; abiotic stress; Linum album Ky. ex Boiss.; morphological properties; phenology; pigments; diversity; root morphology; root length density; root weight density; root-shoot relationships; water use efficiency; benefit-cost ratio; greenhouse; deficit irrigation; hydroponics; nitrogen; root growth; tomato; water saving; Jerusalem artichoke; mineral fertilization; irrigation; yield; diseases; fungi; crop suitability; remote sensing; ALES-Arid; SEBAL; landsat; deficit irrigation; crop-water requirements; smart farming; crop-production functions; food quality; remote sensing; crop physiological response to drought scenarios

Related Books

November 2019

Agricultural Irrigation

Environmental & Earth Sciences
November 2020

Water Supply and Water Scarcity

Biology & Life Sciences
August 2020

Water Management for Sustainable Food Production

Environmental & Earth Sciences