Special Issue "Advances in Sprinkler Irrigation Systems and Water Saving"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (4 September 2022) | Viewed by 6802
Interests: sprinkler irrigation technology; low-pressure sprinkler; center pivot irrigation system; variable rate irrigation; fertigation; water saving and yield increase
Water shortage has become one of the main factors restricting food security and sustainable development around the world. Agriculture is the largest water user, and its low effective utilization coefficient of agricultural irrigation water makes water-saving irrigation of great significance. As one of the highest-efficiency water-saving irrigation techniques, sprinkler irrigation has been widely promoted all over the world due to its advantages of strong adaptability, labor saving, and yield increase. Although there are many advantages to sprinkler irrigation, its potential shortcomings cannot be ignored, such as high investment costs, sensitive to environmental factors, and excessive energy consumption. Today, new technical methods such as smart irrigation, variable rate irrigation, and solar-powered irrigation have emerged to deal with these problems. In the future, sprinkler irrigation technology will continue to play a key role in water saving and yield increase, environmental protection, and sustainable development.
The purpose of this Special Issue of Water is to collect the latest advances in sprinkler irrigation systems and water saving, specifically including the following aspects, but not limited to:
- Evaluation of sprinkler irrigation performance;
- Optimization of sprinkler irrigation systems;
- New technology and equipment;
- Variable rate irrigation;
- Low-pressure sprinkler irrigation.
Prof. Dr. Haijun Yan
Prof. Dr. Xingye Zhu
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- sprinkler irrigation
- micro irrigation
- drip irrigation
- hydraulic performance
- low-pressure sprinkler
- new technology and equipment
- reclaimed water irrigation
- smart irrigation
- variable rate irrigation
- water saving
- yield increase
- irrigation management