Controlling the "Hydraulic Loading" towards sustainable rice farming systems (September 1989)

Clampett, W


This IREC Farmers Newsletter article presents information on the possible sustainability of rice farming systems in regards to hydraulic loading. The article states that it is known that intensive irrigation upsets long term balance between land, water and climate. The important balance between water applied and water removed through crop use, surface drainage at the dissipation of ground water are vita. As these issues affect the development of water logging and salinity. This article present information on controls of rice growers including soil profiles and rice water consumption. The article also presents information on controlling the hydraulic loading and the what the future holds in regards to hydraulic loading in each district.