Investigation into the Effects of Deficit Irrigation on Potato Production in Dedza District-Malawi

Authors : Aina Chikankheni; Dr. Kondwani Simukonda; Dr. Richwell Mwiya; Dr. Victor Kaluba; Dr. Mofwe Kapulu; Dr. Mulenga Kalumba; Mulonda Kamuti; Oziah Kalinda

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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Deficit irrigation strategies in furrow irrigation are important concerns to save irrigation water in areas of poor water management. This study was conducted to establish the strengths and weaknesses of the current irrigation practices in Dedza district, to evaluate the influence of two different types of deficit irrigation on yield strategies on yield, and to establish the profitability of potato production under AFI and FFI.The Certified potato variety “Violet” seeds were used as study material during the experiment which was laid out as a randomized complete block design.DI under 20% MAD level show that farmers can still make more than the average national gross margins.

Keywords : Deficit Irrigation, Irrigated Potato Production, Water use Efficiency, Maximum Allowable Depletion, Alternate Furrow Irrigation, Fixed Furrow Irrigation.


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