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Effect Of Holes And Crescents Water Harvesting Techniques On Growth Of Sidr (Ziziphus Spina-Christi) Around Khartoum New International Air Port

Effect Of Holes And Crescents Water Harvesting Techniques On Growth Of Sidr (Ziziphus Spina-Christi) Around Khartoum New International Air Port

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Title: Effect Of Holes And Crescents Water Harvesting Techniques On Growth Of Sidr (Ziziphus Spina-Christi) Around Khartoum New International Air Port
Author: MOHANED ABD ELGADIR ELBOSHRA HASHIM, HASHIM
Abstract: Abstract: This study was conducted at Khartoum New International Airport, Khartoum State, Sudan, following a complete randomized block design, to study the effect of two water harvesting techniques (Holes and Crescents) on soil moisture content and their effect on the growth parameters of Ziziphus spina-christi. The soil moisture content was measured prior and immediately after rains, whereas the growth parameters of Ziziphus spina-christi were measured at three weeks interval. The results indicated that the holes and crescents water harvesting techniques affected positively some soil physical properties especially at the upper soil layer (0 – 30 cm) which was subjected to excavation by the loader. These properties included porosity, field capacity, infiltration rate and hence moisture content. The holes water harvesting techniques showed better improvement of soil physical properties and plant (Sidr) growth parameters as compared to the crescents water harvesting techniques as it resulted in increase of 15.1% in soil moisture content, 3.3% in plant length, 9.1% in number of leaves per plant and 5.1% in plant stem diameter, however the difference were not significant
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/12512
Date: 2015-06-15


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