Management practices for improving water productivity in the Dasht-e-Azadegan
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N. Heydari, S. Absalan, E. Dehghan, Fariborz Abbasi, Manzoor Qadir, Theib Oweis. (6/1/2011). Management practices for improving water productivity in the Dasht-e-Azadegan, in "CPWF project: Improving on-farm agricultural water productivity in the Karkheh river basin (PN8)- Improving Crop Growth and Water Productivity on Salt-affected Soils in the Lower Karkheh River Basin - Number 4". Aleppo, Syria: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Wheat is the main cultivated crop in the LKRB (mainly the Dashte- Azadegan plain). Its average yield is 1500 kg/ha (Agricultural Statistics 2004). Irrigation management practices are traditional and the region suffers from poor water management, which is partly due to lack of modern irrigation infrastructure and improved on-farm activities. Therefore, sound and adoptive solutions are necessary to ameliorate this condition.