Universal Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 2(4), pp. 127 - 130
DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020401
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Working with Water in Cotton; Developing Water Scouting Strategies at Farm Level


Ghulam Ali *, Qamar Zia
CABI Central & West Asia, Opposite 1-A, Data Gunj Baksh Road, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, 46000 -Pakistan

ABSTRACT

Irrigation has been described as one of the most subsidized activity in the irrigated agriculture in Pakistan. The farmer’s thinking about the canal water is as, a free commodity. The farmers observed the scheduled irrigation on weekly basis in cotton without knowing the cost and its impact on cotton crop. This study was conducted to empower the farming communities in developing and adoption of water scouting strategies at farm level in cotton ecosystem which resulted in enhanced water use efficiency and the number of irrigations was cut down up to 33.4% without affecting the seed cotton yield.

KEYWORDS
Cotton, Farming Community, Water Scouting

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ghulam Ali , Qamar Zia , "Working with Water in Cotton; Developing Water Scouting Strategies at Farm Level," Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 127 - 130, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020401.

(b). APA Format:
Ghulam Ali , Qamar Zia (2014). Working with Water in Cotton; Developing Water Scouting Strategies at Farm Level. Universal Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(4), 127 - 130. DOI: 10.13189/ujar.2014.020401.