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dc.contributor.author Ogedengbe, Kola
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-02T08:11:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-02T08:11:28Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Ogedengbe, K. (2013).Evaluation of bamboo (bambusa vulgaris (schrad)) culm for drip irrigation. International Science and Technology Journal of Namibia, 2(1), 33-43. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 20267673
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1265
dc.description.abstract Pipes used for irrigation are expensive for small holder farmers. Therefore, bamboo with its pipe-like aerial stem (culm) may be a promising substitute for irrigation pipes. However, there is a dearth of information on the Bamboo Pipe (BP) for this application. The potential of bamboo for agricultural land irrigation was therefore investigated. Medical infusion tubes were forced fixed on the prepared bamboo pipes irrigation unit to act as emitters and Amaranthus hybridus (vegetable) was irrigated as the test crop. Emitters Coefficient of discharge (CVq) and Christiansen Uniformity Coefficient (CUC) were determined during its use for the drip irrigation of Amaranthus hybridus. The results obtained were analysed using Pearson’s correlation coefficient and t-test. The BPs were effective in carrying out drip irrigation (flow rate 0.042 - 0.117 L/hr) of the Amaranthus hybridus. The CVq and CUC varied between 1.82–2.38 and 96.20–98.86 % respectively, which were within acceptable limits. There was negative correlation between CVq and the discharge rate. The maximum yield of Amarathus hybridus obtained was 4.6 kg/m2 (4600 kg/ha) with the medi-emitters discharging at 20 drops/min, a high yield per hectare for an irrigated vegetable. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Bambusa vulgaris irrigation drip irrigation en_US
dc.subject Medi-emitters en_US
dc.subject Irrigated crop en_US
dc.subject Amaranthus hybridus en_US
dc.subject Emitters coefficient en_US
dc.subject Renewable product en_US
dc.title Evaluation of bamboo (bambusa vulgaris (schrad)) culm for drip irrigation en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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