Pilot Scale Irrigation Device - Palm Trees

Goals

  • To find the necessary amount of water that allows date palms to produce 100 % of yield.
  • To find the yield – water supply relationship for the establishment of deficit irrigation schedules.

The experiment delivers the following data:

  • Climate boundary (radiation, temp. hum., wind)
  • Water supply for each palm
  • In situ measurement of soil water potential at different depths
  • In situ measurement of soil water content at different depths
  • In situ sap flow measurements

The data is used for the establishment of a date palm model which will enable the setup of water saving date palm irrigation schemes and schedules.

Jul 22, 2015