Evaluation of water productivity for maize under drip irrigation

A drip system operating under deficit irrigation was used to evaluate water productivity (WP) of TMV-1 maize variety in Morogoro, Tanzania. A block was divided into four sub-blocks; and each randomly assigned with deficit treatment (T1, T2, T3 and T4 as 60%, 40%, 20% and 0% irrigation water deficits, respectively). Three replications were used producing randomized block design. Each sub block biomass, grain yield and harvest index were determined. Biomass development and grain yield were significantly (0.1<P<0.05) influenced by water deficit. Both increased with increasing irrigation water to full irrigation. WP were different (P=0.1), with T2 having the highest value (2.2 kg/m3).
Un système d’égouttement fonctionnant sous l’irrigation de déficit a été employé pour évaluer la productivité de l’eau (WP) de la variété de maïs TMV-1 à Morogoro, en Tanzanie. Un bloc a été divisé en quatre sous-blocks et chacun aléatoirement assigné avec le traitement de déficit (T1, T2, T3 et T4 en tant que déficits de l’eau d’irrigation de 60%, de 40%, de 20% et de 0%, respectivement). Trois répliques ont été employées en produisant la conception randomisée de bloc. Chaque biomasse d’un sous-bloc, le rendement de grain et l’ index de moisson ont été déterminés. Le développement de biomasse et le rendement de grain ont été sensiblement (0.1<P<0.05) influencés par le déficit de l’eau. Tous les deux ont augmenté avec l’augmentation de l’eau d’irrigation à la pleine irrigation. Les productivités de l’eau étaient différentes (P=0.1), avec le traitement T2 ayant la valeur la plus élevée (2.2 kg/m3).
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