(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Characterization of the effect of tillage on furrow irrigation hydraulics for the Dire Dawa Area, Ethiopia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BEREHE F.T. (1) ; MELESSE A.M. (2) ; FANTA A. (3) ; ALAMIREW T. (3) ;
(1) Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering Dept., Univ., Hawassa, ETHIOPIE
(2) Dep. of Earth and Environment, Florida international Univ., ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Agricultural Engineering, Univ., Haramaya, ETHIOPIE


A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of tillage method and depth on furrow irrigation hydraulics and soil water storage during the dry season at Dire Dawa, Eastern Ethiopia. Treatments in the study included were chisel, moldboard and disk ploughing; and "Maresha" (local plough). Data obtained through field measurement and/or observations and laboratory analysis included soil data, irrigation water, advance and recession times, inflow-outflow volumes, available soil moisture, and infiltration rate at each irrigation event. Extending tillage depth significantly increased irrigation infiltration, increased irrigation water advance time, increased application efficiency, and increased saturated hydraulic conductivity; and significantly decreased tail water ratio and distribution uniformity in the first two irrigations, but had little effect during the successive irrigations.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 110 [pp. 161-175]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 6 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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