Innovations In Micro Irrigation Technology

Author: Megh R. Goyal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1771882913
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The tenth and final volume in the series Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation, this valuable book focuses on new and recent innovations in technology, methods, and applications for micro irrigation. The book covers a wide variety of topics, including successes in micro irrigation in India, how new methods have helped the local economies in several areas, ways to enhance crop yield through new building programs, and new technology and systems. It looks at different aspects of these new innovations in micro irrigation, including economic impact, evaluation methods, bubbler systems, success with particular crops, scheduling, and more. This book is sure to be a helpful resource for professionals and practitioners in the field as well as for students pursuing the field of agriculture.

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems For Agricultural Crops

Author: Megh R. Goyal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1771882751
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This new book, Sustainable Micro Irrigation Design Systems for Agricultural Crops, brings together the best research for efficient micro irrigation methods for field crops, focusing on design methods and best practices. Covering a multitude of topics, the book presents research and studies on: Indigenous alternatives for use of saline and alkali waters Hydraulic performance Distribution of moisture Fertigation technology Buried micro irrigation laterals Drip irrigation scheduling Rainwater harvesting Adoption and economic impact of a micro irrigation model This book is a must for those interested in irrigation planning and management, namely, researchers, scientists, educators, and students.

Principles And Management Of Clogging In Micro Irrigation

Author: Megh R. Goyal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1771882786
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Micro irrigation, also known as trickle, drip, localized, high frequency, or pressurized irrigation, is an irrigation method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is done through narrow tubes that deliver water directly to the base of the plant. Clogging is a menace in the success of drip irrigation systems, and the situation is more complex under subsurface drip irrigation. Irrigation planners and engineers have found a variety of innovative methods to help to minimize clogging. This book emphasizes the implications of micro irrigation clogging, especially under the subsurface placement of laterals. The book offers remedies to decrease clogging and methodologies to improve the performance of micro sprinklers. This valuable resource addresses this critical problem, covering: Challenges in clogging under subsurface drip irrigation Principles, practices, and management of emitter clogging Efficiency of acidification for unclogging of emitters Performance characteristics of micro sprinklers The book will serve as a reference manual for professionals in biological and civil engineering, horticulture, soil and crop science, and agronomy, as well as for graduate and undergraduate students in related fields. It will be a valuable reference for professionals who work with micro irrigation/wastewater and water management and for technical agricultural centers, irrigation centers, agricultural extension services, and other agencies that work with micro irrigation programs.

Technological Interventions In Dairy Science

Author: Rupesh S. Chavan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351688847
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This volume covers a selection of important novel technological interventions in dairy science, from the physical properties of milk and other milk products to nonthermal processing of milk. It also discusses safety methods in dairy science, which includes cleaning-in-place and techniques to determine adulteration in milk. Milk is a perishable commodity, and being rich in nutrients, it acts as the perfect substrate for the growth of microflora (sometimes dangerous for consumption). To reduce this, different thermal and nonthermal techniques are used. Thermal treatments are common techniques used for extending the shelf life of milk, such as, for example, pasteurization, sterilization, and UHT, but loss of nutrients is a concern associated with these treatments. Nonthermal treatments like high-pressure processing, pulse electric field, ultra-sonication, and irradiation are also explored in the processing of milk to minimize the loss of nutrients as compared to thermal treatment. Post-process contamination is also a major factor that can affect the shelf life of milk, and safe packaging plays an important role when the milk and milk products are stored at refrigeration or ambient temperature. Many advances in these dairy technologies are presented in this informative volume. Technological Interventions in Dairy Science: Innovative Approaches in Processing, Preservation, and Analysis of Milk Products will prove valuable for industrial professionals, scientists, regulatory personnel, consultants, academics, students and field-related personnel. The book also attempts to bridge the gap between research and industrial application of recent techniques.

Micro Irrigation Scheduling And Practices

Author: Megh R. Goyal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351800205
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Many countries around the world are struggling with the challenges of water scarcity, including water for crops. Micro irrigation methods are an effective means to make the most efficient use of available water. This volume, Micro Irrigation Scheduling and Practices, continues the efforts of the book series Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation to provide informative and comprehensive knowledge on micro irrigation methods and practices. This new book presents some of the latest information and research on micro irrigation and covers the area of performance, practices, and design, focusing particularly on the performance of vegetable, fruit and row crops in conjunction with different scheduling and practices. Irrigation scheduling is an important water management strategy, and this book addresses scheduling methods and issues. Design aspects of micro irrigation systems have also been discussed in the book. The authors present their research and studies on scheduling practices and design micro irrigation systems with a variety of fruits and vegetables, including peppers, chili, watermelon, oranges, banana, litchi, rice, sugarcane, sorghum, and marigolds. Micro Irrigation Scheduling and Practices will serve as a valuable reference for researchers, water resources professionals, agricultural extension agencies, farmers, and faculty and students.

Technological Interventions In The Processing Of Fruits And Vegetables

Author: Rachna Sehrawat
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 135179499X
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Technological Interventions in Processing of Fruits and Vegetables presents a wide selection of the latest concepts in the fast-changing field of processing of fruits and vegetables (FAV). It provides key information on many new and different techniques used for processing of fruits and vegetables while also exploring the pros and cons of the various methods. There is an urgent need to explore and investigate waste in the processing of fruits and vegetables and how different processing technologies can be used most effectively. This volume, in short, conveys the key concepts and role of different technology in processing of fruits and vegetables, keeping mind the special processing requirements of fruits and vegetables, waste issues, nutritional value, and consumer concerns. This volume offers a wealth of information on today’s technology for fruit and vegetable processing and will be a valuable resource for industry professionals, agricultural/food processing researchers, faculty and upper-level students, and others.

Micro Irrigation Engineering For Horticultural Crops

Author: Megh R. Goyal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351800248
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This book presents a variety of policy adoption methods, irrigation scheduling, and design procedures in micro irrigation engineering for horticultural crops. The chapters range from policy interventions to applications of systems for different crops and under different land conditions. Compiling valuable information and research, the book is divided into three main sections: Policy Options: Drip Irrigation Among Adopters Irrigation Scheduling of Horticultural Crops Design of Drip Irrigation Systems The editors present valuable research and information on micro irrigation methods in an effort to focus on innovation and evolving new paradigms for efficient utilization of water resources. The adoption of micro irrigation systems can be a panacea for irrigation related problems and can help to increase the yield and area under cultivation, especially for small farmers without abundant technological resources. Micro Irrigation Engineering for Horticultural Crops: Policy Options, Scheduling, and Design will be valuable for agricultural engineering students, irrigation engineers, and scientists/professors in engineering.

Management Of Clogging In Micro Irrigation

Author: Megh R. Goyal
Publisher: Apple Academic Press
ISBN: 9781771881210
Size: 14.27 MB
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Micro irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation, drip irrigation, localized irrigation, or high frequency or pressurized irrigation, is an irrigation method that saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters. It is done through narrow tubes that deliver water directly to the base of the plant. Clogging is a menace in the success of drip irrigation system, and the situation is more complex under subsurface drip irrigation. Irrigation planners and engineers have found a variety of innovative methods to help to minimize clogging. This valuable resource addresses this critical problem, covering: The mechanics and maintenance of micro irrigation systems to prevent clogging Emitter clogging How chemigation, such as acidification and chloration, can be used to help prevent clogging Flushing and filtration systems on the performance of micro irrigation systems How to evaluate the uniformity coefficients How to evaluate micro irrigation systems in connection with municipal wastewater How to minimize clogging when using municipal wastewater The special problem of clogging in subsurface drip irrigation The book will serve as a reference manual for professionals in biological and civil engineering, horticulture, soil and crop science, and agronomy, as well as for graduate and undergraduate students in related fields. It will be a valuable reference for professionals who work with micro irrigation/wastewater and water management, for technical agricultural centers, irrigation centers, agricultural extension services, and other agencies that work with micro irrigation programs.

Food Technology

Author: Murlidhar Meghwal
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315341468
Size: 78.68 MB
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In this era of climate change and food/water/natural resource crises, it is important that current advancements in technology are made taking into consideration the impact on humanity and the environment. This new volume, Food Technology: Applied Research and Production Techniques, in the Innovations in Agricultural and Biological Engineering book series, looks at recent developments and innovations in food technology and sustainable technologies. Advanced topics in the volume include food processing, preservation, nutritional analysis, quality control and maintenance as well as good manufacturing practices in the food industries. The chapters are highly focused reports to help direct the development of current food- and agriculture-based knowledge into promising technologies. Features: provides information on relevant technology makes suggestions for equipment and devices looks at standardization in food technology explores new and innovative packaging technology studies antimicrobial activities in food considers active constituents of foods and provides information about isolation, validation and characterization of major bioactive constituents discusses the effect of laws and regulatory guidelines on infrastructure to transform technology into highly value-added products Food Technology: Applied Research and Production Techniques will be a very useful reference book for food technologists, practicing food engineers, researchers, professors, students of these fields and professionals working in food technology, food science, food processing, and nutrition.