B. M. A. ABUBAKER1, Y. SHUANG-EN1, S. GUANG-CHENG1, M. ALHADI2 and A. ELSIDDIG3
1 Hohai University, Key Laboratory of Efficient Irrigation-Drainage and Agricultural Soil-Water Environment in Southern China, College of Water Conservancy and Hydropower, Nanjing 210098, China
2 UNESCO Water Institute, Iundyr 8140, Norway
3 Ministry of Agriculture & Forests, Department of Irrigation Management, Khartoum, Sudan
ABUBAKER, B. M. A., Y. SHUANG-EN, S. GUANG-CHENG, M. ALHADI and A. ELSIDDIG, 2014. Effect of irrigation levels on the growth, yield and quality of potato. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 20: 303-309
Water significantly affects the high yield crop production of potato and is needed in sufficient amount to ensure optimum yield. To investigate the effect of different irrigation water quantity on the potato crop growth, yield and other agronomic components, a field experiment was conducted during the winter season of 2008-2010 on the eastern side of the Nile River, about 54 km north of Khartoum, Sudan. In the concerned experiment a randomized complete block design (RCBD) was used, where four different seasonal irrigation treatments were applied during the first season (Fs) while six were applied during the second season (Ss) through furrow irrigation system. The results showed that the growth parameters and the yield were significantly response (P < 0.05) to the seasonal water supply. The tuber yield was increased during the first season on the behalf of water supplied as compared to other.