Impact of Border Strip and Flood Method of Irrigation on Wheat Cultivation in the Malaprabha Command Area of Karnataka

Shreeshail Rudrapur, B. L. Patil

Abstract


A study conducted in the Malaprabha command area revealed that border strip method of irrigation was found better in terms of yield, income and water savings in cultivation of wheat. The crop yield was higher in border strip method of irrigation (28.50 q/ha) over flood (20.90 q/ha). The net returns was also higher in border strip method of irrigation (Rs. 20851.01/ha) over flood (Rs. 8024.92/ha). The highest cost of irrigation was found in flood method of irrigation (Rs. 2898.47/ha) compared to border strip method of irrigation (Rs. 2051.13/ha). The highest water consumption was seen under flood method of irrigation (12.04 ha cm) followed by border strip method of irrigation (8.41 ha cm).


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jas.v3i2.7939

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