MART-AZR Project Research Report 6: Improvements in Water Use Efficiency in Barani Arable Agriculture in Balochistan
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Deborah Rees, Raza S. H, Z. Ali, F. Rehman, Islam M, A. Samiullah, M. Channa. (28/9/1987). MART-AZR Project Research Report 6: Improvements in Water Use Efficiency in Barani Arable Agriculture in Balochistan. Punjab, Pakistan: Arid Zone Research Institute**.
1) A general climatic description of upland Baluchistan (The continental semi-arid Mediterranean zone) is given, and rainfall probabilities for selected sites are analyzed. 2) Traditional farming practices (ridge planting, bunding, diversion of ephemeral streams) are described and evaluated with respect to their effectiveness in harvesting additional water for crop growth. 3) Preliminary results of (a) an improved water harvesting practice; (b) an improved tillage practice (increased, infiltration) and (c) use of phosphate fertilizer (Improved water use efficiency) are evaluated in terms of increased yields and yield stability.