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Water and land productivity under conventional versus vertical cultivation

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dc.contributor.author Nimah M.N.
dc.contributor.author Bashour I.
dc.contributor.author Corbani K.
dc.contributor.author Yanni S.
dc.contributor.editor Snyder R.L.
dc.date 2004
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T13:27:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T13:27:31Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.isbn 9.79E+12
dc.identifier.issn 5677572
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/20333
dc.description.abstract Agricultural productivity and sustainability are of the most challenging cases facing the world today with water and land being the limiting factors. In order to meet the imposed challenges, a wise use of these scarce agricultural resources must be considered. The objectives of this research were to increase production by saving space, water, and simultaneously protect the environment. An experiment was designed to measure water and land productivity using a three dimensional technique. This technique consisted of vertical columns (pipes) filled with soil. Treatments included vertical pipes with plants growing from an exposed upper soil surface and from soil covered with plastic to stop soil evaporation (i.e., only transpiration. The two treatments had planting densities of 1, 2, 3 and 4 plants per pipe. Additionally, there were single pipes and double pipes where one pipe was placed above another to obtain a higher density. Both strawberry and bean crops were studied. In the strawberry experiment, the highest water productivity was for the double pipe with a density of three plants-pipe (17.25 kg-m3) compared to the control (3.62 kg-m 3). As for the beans the highest water productivity was for the double pipes with a density of one plant-pipe (9.93 kg-m3). © ISHS.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (437-443)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Acta Horticulturae; Publication Year: 2004; Volume: 664; Pages: (437-443);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Water and land productivity under conventional versus vertical cultivation
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.contributor.affiliation Nimah, M.N., Land and Water Resources Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Bashour, I., Land and Water Resources Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Corbani, K., Land and Water Resources Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.affiliation Yanni, S., Land and Water Resources Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Land and Water Resources Department, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of BeirutLebanon
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; Department: Land and Water Resources;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Land and Water Resources
dc.contributor.authorDivision
dc.contributor.authorEmail
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 84880117119
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Acta Horticulturae
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Acta Hortic.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 664
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword 3-d technique
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword beans
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword crop yield
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword evapotranspiration
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword strawberry


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