USING OF TRIPLE-TREATED WASTEWATER IN AGRICULTURAL IRRIGATION IN AL-AHSA OASIS, SAUDI ARABIA.

Authors

  • M. N. El-Sebaei
  • R. T. Osman
  • H. E.H. Mansour
  • M. A. Al-Asmari

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36103/ijas.v52i6.1493

Keywords:

irrigation systems, dummy variables, water unit productivity, water unit revenue, partial efficiency

Abstract

The agricultural sector consumes about 84% of the total actual water consumption annually in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, therefore, the research depends on questionnaire data that was judged before being used in the study of a random sample of 355 farms from Al-Ahsa Oasis which irrigated with two types of water (groundwater, triple-treated wastewater) to measure the economic impact of the using of triple-treated wastewater in irrigating palm and lemon crops, the results indicated a statistically significant correlation between the extent of farmers'  which using of triple treated wastewater in irrigation and all of: size of the tenure, family size and the educational level of the farmer. While the relationship was negative with all of: age of the farmer, and number of years of his experience. The results showed that the productivity of dunums on farms irrigated with triple-treated wastewater increased by 0.32, 0.30, 0.22 tons, representing about 19.2%, 17.2%, 16.8% compared to which using groundwater for Alkhallas palm, Alrziz palm and lemon.

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Published

2021-12-22

How to Cite

El-Sebaei, M. N., Osman, R. T., Mansour, H. E., & Al-Asmari, M. A. (2021). USING OF TRIPLE-TREATED WASTEWATER IN AGRICULTURAL IRRIGATION IN AL-AHSA OASIS, SAUDI ARABIA. IRAQI JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, 52(6), 1516–1527. https://doi.org/10.36103/ijas.v52i6.1493

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