Thirdly small soil clods are pressed and broken into finer particles and this way soil structure is improved. 2.4 Available water content. Temporary channels are dug by the farmers towards their fields. On the second turn of irrigation, however these compartments are irrigated in reverse order, i.e. In Ladakh, farmers regulate optimum irrigation by inserting a belcha (spade) in the soil If it is completely inserted (front portion), the land is considered to be properly irrigated. Fig. In cold deserts of Himachal pradesh kuhls (water channels) are built along the hill gradient for maintaining proper gravity for irrigation (Fig. This appropriate soil conservation technique also helps in easy and timely ploughing for meeting the requirement of short growing season. It also helps in the moderation of soil temperature. The "Gep Chu" or 4th irrigation depends on the colour status of the crop. A second maximum in evaporation rate is reached when the aggregate size exceeds 50mm, which is often the case in soils with high clay content. The coarse grains like 'phaphra', 'chulai' are also grown very commonly which are very rich in nutrition. Actually with the addition of goat excreta, there is improvement in the physical properties like soil structure, water holding capacity and porosity. In mountain areas, water continues to be the scarce commodity not only for irrigation but even for drinking and other domestic uses. Fig. With this practice, there is very good seed soil contact and very good germination of the crops. This manure of the droppings of sheep and goats contains 3% nitrogen, 1% phosphorus and 2% potassium. kuhls (water channels), Distribution of kuhl The roots are made to stay in soil for humus production. Soil is essential to human survival. Goats are specially penned in these plots/fields. Research topics within the Division of Soil and Water Management cover physical, chemical and biological processes in the environment: measuring and modeling transport processes of water and solutes (nutrients - contaminants) in soils, expert systems for efficient crop water use, long-term trends in tropical soil fertility and soil chemistry, risk-analysis studies and speciation of metals and phosphorous … 2.17a, b, c, d, e, f, g & h). In the hills, there is traditional practice to plough the fields early in the morning before dew or fog water is evaporated. The roots of grasses help in binding and keeping the boulders intact at a place. During night time, temperature falls down sharply resulting in the formation of more water molecules from vaporous. The moist upper layer of soil which gets frozen in winter also serves as a protection against wind erosion. However, the continuous use of chilgoza tree needles increases the acidity of the soil. The practice of collecting soil from cultivated land and fields helps in easy ploughing during summer cropping. This practice is prevalent in Spiti and other regions. In dry temperate zone, kuhls (wooden water channels) are generally made by making notches at the natural water sources and the water is diverted to the fields for irrigation to different terraces, using the natural gravitational flow of water (Fig. Seed Hawk is a precision air drill, delivering unparalleled accuracy in all soil conditions. Use Water mill technology is in an extinct stage, because of power supply availability and less grain production. 2.21). The spreading of this mixture as an organic manure, increases the size of potatoes on account of optimum supply of nutrients in otherwise nutrient deficient soils. Good bottom soil and water quality are an essential ingredient for any successful aquaculture practices. Fig. Sources of irrigation water 2.20). The collection of dropping of sheep and goats by tieing bags is indicative of indigenous wisdom to meet out the shortage of manure. If crop seems yellow in colour "Gep Chu" is delayed. In Ladakh and other regions standardized irrigation schedule for different crops is followed. Land resource includes soil, water, bio-diversity, and micro climate. In Spiti valley, organic manuring is done once a year because of mono-cropping pattern in the months of September-October after the crop. The only improvement that has been made is that the heaps of cow dung are well covered with something or the other in order to protect them from rains and snow. 2.28 Biofence - common in hills and is of thorny shrubs/cut piece of thorny plants, Sprawling of ash dust in cucurbits and other vegetable crops. Remember, if you do disable or delete cookies, you will not have access to the full functionality of our website. The size of aggregates in the seedbed controls the amount of water that can evaporate. In west Himalayan cold deserts, fields are irrigated in autumn so that the top layer is prevented from being blown away. This is necessary for maintaining the high speed of the water mills wheel (Fig. Actually the cattle dung contains 0.2% nitrogen, 0.1% phosphorus and 0.15% potassium and cattle urine contains 0.6% nitrogen, 0.1% phosphorus and 0.5% potassium. Most of our Agricultural/Horticultural activities are carried on under rainfed conditions and this require proper management of available water to be conserved for dry periods. Through this practice upper layers of soils are not only softened but their fertility status is also improved, as ash contains phosphorus. Repair & Maintenance of existing drains. Using isotope and nuclear techniques, this Section works to improve resource use efficiency by crops and in cropping-livestock systems, and to protect soil and water resources for sustainable and climate-smart agriculture. The SWMC is a central source of soil and water management information and expertise, and national forum for establishing essential improvement priorities. It is worth mentioning that here animals are kept primarily to meet the need of manure. In Nubra valley, hard soils are softened by putting ash obtained from cowdung, sheep/goat manure, fuelwood etc. This way the distribution of water is so well managed that maximum use of water takes place in a particular village. Soil water management. In the hilly areas, most of the area is rainfed except for a few pockets in valleys where irrigation facilities are existing. The stored water in ponds and depressions is used for irrigational purposes, as a life saver or for supplementary irrigation during lean periods. In this method after bringing water in buckets, water is supplied to the vegetables with the help of lota (mug), whereas in case of Urma, irrigation is done by constructing small beds in the fields. It is easy to plough fields manured with goat excreta. Granite stones are used for grinding food grains. Handful of these plants are beaten up against the legs (occasionally a small apron is worn) to shake off most of the earth. Introduction to Water and Soil Management for Sustainable Aquaculture: The following information is all about Water and Soil Management for Sustainable Aquaculture. In the hills, rains are erratic and torrential. 1980s - Scandinavia's most successful cultivator, The light-coloured straw reflects the sun’s rays, while the often dark-coloured soil absorbs solar energy, The straw can interrupt upward capillary transport of water. Historical records bear testimony to the existence of a number of These channels are placed along the natural gradients. In these channels, no uniform head for water trickling is maintained. Soil & Water Solutions Ltd holds these competences and capability in-house and is ready to apply them to sites anywhere in the UK. Introduction 1.1 Purpose and Application This Soil and Water Management Plan (the Plan) is a key element of the overall Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and describes how John Holland will manage In West Himalayan region, in the month of March/April, when snow melts and weather condition improves, the bunds and comers of the fields are dug-out and weeds and grasses are removed with the help of spade and clods. The biofence of seabuckthorn being thorny in nature protects crop from stray animals. Water conservation is the use and management of water for the good of all users.Soil conservation is defined as the control of soil erosion in order to maintain agricultural productivity. With such coarse aggregates in the seedbed, the air flows become turbulent and the seedbed dries out. According to farmers vegetables grown in goat manure have longer keeping quality. In west Himalayan cold deserts, ploughing is done in a curved (sword like) manner from the bottom to the top of the slopy land holdings. Additional snowfall in winter results in less water in natural springs during the season, whereas less snowfall in winter result in the reduction of level in natural springs during summer and consequently crop suffer. The technique for the preparation of kuhls for irrigation purposes seems to have originated since Babylonian times, it is still one of the commonest ways of bringing water to the crops. water in fields, Use of kuhl water The ponds with time are sealed, with silt and clay particles thus infiltration/percolation losses are reduced and ponding time and volume of water is increased. In mountain watersheds, irrigation has been practiced as an art for about 3000 for running water mills Ploughing land holdings in a sword like pattern ensures proper land preparation which includes proper ploughing of the corners which otherwise would have remained unploughed. of smoke for protecting fruit crops from frost damage, Use of kuhl water for running water mills, Use of smoke for protecting fruit crops from frost damage. The bunds are again used for growing palatable grasses which is used as fodder for livestock and trees are meant for fuel, fodder and fibre. 2.16). The deposition of fresh silt with unweathered minerals (especially lime) forms glacier source of fresh salts. With the onset of summer months it is spread in the open field. Other practice is to harvest crops as close to the grounds as possible. At the first turn of irrigation, first compartment is irrigated; followed by second and so on. These bundles are then piled up like the tiles of a roof. Due to this reason, the drought power requirement for ploughing varies according to soil texture. These flocks when taken for grazing are tied with small bags which cover their anal parts so that the excreta falls right into the bag. Yellow soil (Sachik) found in Tagloom area is used as manure for enhancing crop production. In spring the moistened soil eases ploughing. But on the other hand this method checks the loss of nutrients by leaching. 2.22 & 2.23). Relatively high percentage of rain water goes as run-off and stream flow. Barley and wheat stumps (in Zanskar) are pulled out by hand along with the complete root system. 2.2 "Kuhl" - open channel irrigation system. In Spiti valley, the source of irrigation water is generally local nallas. In addition to this, human excreta and household waste also contains good amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. In Ladakh, goat manure is considered to be more nutritious. 2.17f Crop field terraces and community forestry, Fig. Soil is softened by a light irrigation a day before. 2.15). Maddim is used for levelling ploughed lands. iv) Poultry manure and ash for increased vegetable production. Soil Use and Management publishes in soil science, earth and environmental science, agricultural science, and engineering fields. Fig. The pitcher once filled, supply sufficient moisture for atleast two weeks and then again it is filled with water. Moisture conservation Organic manures derived from plant and animal resource, are valuable byproducts of farming and allied industries. But two adjoining families may share the water for half day each when there is turn of either of the two families. Before using as bedding material these pine needles are cut into small pieces. However, the colour position is blackish "Gep Chu" is hastened. Ash dust is also useful in enhancing the maturity of bulb crops which normally takes 6-7 months for obtaining economic yield. Use of loose boulders spurs for reducing soil erosion. In some areas, people use loose boulders spurs for reducing the cutting effect of stream flow in a small nalla (Choes) (Fig. A mixture of kitchen ash and goat manure is used in kitchen gardens (Nubra valley) for growing potatoes. Thirdly, amendments of ash dust in the soil, improves soil structure and fertility. 37. 2.26 a, b & c) and also by horses (Fig. The terraces are constructed across the slope i.e. These structures are dug in hard rocks. 2.11 Water harvesting in dugout structure called 'khati' or 'diggi''. water in fields Fig. The existing resources are further declining due to heavy biotic pressure and lack of management of existing resources. Preparation and implementation of Soil and Water Management Plans for larger sites. It yields water pounding and subsequently water logging. As per the turn pertaining the Baraghar watering/irrigation is done by constructing small beds in the fields. Biofencing with seabuckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides). This practice is prevalent in west Himalayan cold deserts. years now. In cold deserts, some villages get water for irrigating their lands from some perennial torrents. area is not wasted for weeds and grasses. In the initial stage of watering vegetables, people bring water to their fields with the help of buckets (Fig. Its chemistry is required to be analysed, as the farmers claim its utility in water retention is far superior than the polythene/cement. 2.3). Fig. Fig. Soil management practices can be classified as those affecting tillage, placement, and incorporation of residue and nutrients. A heavy stone is put on the maddim for increasing the pressure required for levelling. Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. diversions, waterways) –Surface inlets to drain tile (e.g. 2.5). According to most farmers the sheep and goat dung may lead to burning of crops if applied in excess. Factors which affect the rate of soil loss are rainfall, rate of run-off, soil types, slope, plant cover and presence or absence of conservation measures. From time immemorial, surface irrigation methods have been followed. These channels are made by making a deep grove in the tree trunk or a thick branch. Then it is placed out in the open during summer in the form of heaps for further decomposition. Wheat is often pulled out while standing, but kneeling or squatting is practiced for barley. Kuhls are a time tested community made water channels for sharing the glacial water for ensuring cent per cent irrigation in otherwise dry and porous soils. Soil and Water Canberra are your Environmental experts in land capability assessments, soil erosion control and wastewater management in Canberra and NSW. Use of maddim (a plain wooden structure) for field levelling. This indigenous plough is preferred over the one available in the market. 2.7a & b). The main objectives of soil and water conservation are to obtain the maximum sustained level of production from a given area of land by preventing soil degradation and environmental pollution. This also helps to carry out other field operations including proper use of irrigation water for checking the surface runoff. This helps in uprooting weeds, soil loosening and porosity maintenance for the coming crop. In this way hydro-thermal regime of soil is improved. The terraces are supported by risers of suitable heights and width. These dams are constructed across the streams for controlling soil loss. Conserving productive soil layer against wind erosion. The risers are sometime made of loose boulders supported by grasses. Crops such as maize, capsicum, tomato which are grown during this season are very sensitive to water logging. Donkeys, cows, goats and sheep are the main source of manure. From old times, land in the hills has been put under cultivation on scientific lines as cultivation is done up to 25-100 degree slope, where there are many chances of landslips, sheet and gully erosion. Soil sampling and testing are essential to determine soil properties and fertility levels to make good management decisions about fertilizer, manure, and lime application rates. The Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition (SWMCN) Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Programme and its associated SWMCN Laboratory assist FAO and IAEA Member States in the development, validation and dissemination of a range of soil, water and crop management technology packages through the use of nuclear and nuclear-related techniques. With an aggregate size of approx. The water channels are built and managed by the villagers with no government assistance. Kitchen ash and poultry manure mix enhances vegetable production levels. The fields are generally divided into small compartments by making earth bunds to allow water to stand in the field for a longer duration for saturating the soil (Fig. The soil can be compared to a water reservoir for the plants. With an aggregate size of approx. Goat manure when added to millet fields improves production. Fig. Soil management by crop residue harvesting. 2.17.d Terrace slicing in crop field, Fig. 37c). Soil and Water Management Plan Page 6 of 26 John Holland 1. 2.6). Secondly area under crops remains the same as that of previous crop i.e. It has been observed that dusting of material in the fields enhance early maturity and high yield of vegetable crops. For rotation, legumes are important as mixed crop. 2.24 and 2.25). 2.28). 2.10c A tank of spring water 'Bawri'. Not only roof water but also surface water is collected in dugout structures. In cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh, barley and buckwheat (in double cropping farming system) are also pulled out by roots. Some of the water molecules acquire enough energy to convert to gaseous form and attempt to move out of the seedbed and into the air as water vapour. Availability of phosphorus is also ensured. NRCCA Soil and Water Management – Study Guide - 10/26/2016 2 Competency Area 1: Basic Soil Properties 1. Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and certain functionality. Within the premises of the house it is mandatory to have fruit plants such as citrus, mango, anar which provide seasonal fruits rich in vitamin C., carbohydrates etc. AGRIS/FAO database Biological Abstracts BIOSIS Previews CAB Abstracts CNKI Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) EBSCO – Academic Search Ultimate Google Scholar J-GATE Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Current Contents®/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences Science Citation Index Expanded® SCOPUS Web of Science® Soil erosion is often the effect of many natural causes, such as water and wind. Use of Pang (Spang) Grass for Controlling Seepage and Side Losses in Water Tanks and Irrigation Kuhls. Soil is collected from cultivated land holdings and particularly from field bunds of sub-plots for mixing. In Bharmour area the practice of green manuring is localized in a few villages (paddy growing). Wheat is often pulled out while standing, but kneeling or squatting is practiced for barley. 2.10a, b & c). in large tanks and ponds for agricultural purposes is widely adopted. Soil management During rainy season the rains are torrential, which causes splash erosion resulting in the sorting of particles and the formation of false compact layer on the surface. Fig. The pitcher is placed in soil and the new plant is planted close to it. While chemical fertilizers introduce extra concentrated supplies of readily available plant nutrients to the soil, the beneficial effect of organic manures predominantly lies in furnishing humus forming material to bring about improvement in the soil structure, water holding capacity, microbial population and its activity, base exchange capacity and resistance to soil erosion. Diverting ‘clean’ water flows away from work sites. 2mm, water evaporation is minimised. Thirdly the soil added in lower fields from the bunds of upper field is rich in nutrients and it improves the soil fertility. 2.17g Stone terraces along the slope, Fig. In addition to supporting our agricultural needs, we rely on the soil to regulate the flow of rainwater and to act as a filter for drinking water. This difficulty has been experienced very frequently, inspite of the fact that important rivers namely Sutlez, Beas, Ravi and their tributaries originate from these hills. Yak loads of this yellowish/dark brown coloured soil are scattered in the fields. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers. 2.10a Well planned spring irrigation water distribution in field, Fig. Installing sediment and erosion control measures. Long wooden channel placed at steep gradient is used for maintaining the high speed of the water flow. Carrier is a disc cultivator used for high speed primary tillage and seedbed preparation. There is also an improvement in soil fertility as it contains 3% nitrogen, 1% phosphorus and 2% potassium. This practice of removing weeds and grasses from bunds and corners by digging helps in weed control in the cultivated fields. Fig. front portion of belcha (spade) or throwing of mud in the air and its consequent splitting into pieces indicate the soil moisture level at field capacity, where 100 per cent moisture is available to the crops. Very little plant material (stem and roots) is allowed to be left in the soil (in Ladakh) as a protective measure against the soil borne diseases. The mouth of first compartment is closed to regulate the flow of water towards the second compartment (Fig. for controlling seepage losses. In lower areas the bench terraces are known as "khet". In west Himalayan cold deserts, cultivation practices are confined to the levelled/flat lands only. Wooden water channels are also used for running water-flour mills. In upper Kinnaur, the channels (kuhls) are simply dug in the ground to regulate the flow of water. In this system of irrigation bamboo channels (open) are used for irrigating the fields (Fig. The irrigation channels (kuhls) are diverted from river tributaries by making use of the natural gradients thus the level of water is higher than that of the cultivated fields. Soil & Water Management Many of the cultural practices used in crop production have huge effects on the soil, its structure and its biological life. It is not a damaging form of erosion, mainly because it is often not recognised and seldom treated. In Turpuk of Nubra valley ploughing is done by a single horse. 2.17h Bench terrace fortified with vegetative measures. 2.14a Village water pond where Pang (spang) grass is used. Use of vegetation, live check of bamboo pieces and loose boulders. When you immerse the clump of soil in the jar of water, the longer it holds together, the better the soil structure to resist crusting. In Kinnaur and other regions, the source of irrigation as well as drinking water is melting snow on the high peaks which runs downward in the shape of small and big nallahas (streams) and also spring out at certain points. In upper Kinnaur, the irrigation technique is much more pronounced. Generally, the ground floor in each house is used as a cowshed so that animals can be looked after in a better way during winter months. Similarly, in a few other cases, mud is thrown in the air. This practice is prevalent in Ladakh and other parts. Straw at the soil surface affects water losses in at least two ways: Together, these two factors mean that the soil surface does not heat up as much in the spring and evaporation of water is restricted. Ashes available, there upon, are mixed either with household waste or human excreta. This method is time consuming and laborious. This practice is also common in lower areas. The management of water in a particular field is regulated by apportioning into different compartments because of the season. Better water retention in combination with better protection against erosion means that reduced tillage is the dominant tillage system in dry agricultural areas such as the prairies of the USA and Canada. The burning of crops is due to the toxic effects of high levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in goat and sheep manures. These traditional practices continues unchanged. By ploughing, moisture is mixed with soil particles in the plough layer i.e. 2.18). through mulching Fig. 2.19. Leaves and twigs of wild bushes such as basuti and kaimal are used. The pitcher is filled with water during summer months (April-June) and stone/slate lid is placed on the top. It is important to retain this water and manage it carefully if the seed is to germinate. There is traditional practice to keep surface maximum covered with grasses, shrubs etc., grazing is done in rotation and is allowed only during certain times. In the south, where rainfall is scanty, the practice of trapping rain water The richest manure is called Chaksa which comprises of human excreta and is collected in separate dry latrine pit. In west Himalayan cold deserts, ploughing is generally carried out by dzos, however in sandy situations horses are employed for its speedy completion. In temperate areas of cold deserts crop cultivation without irrigation is not possible because precipitation takes place in the form of snowfall. 2.12c Village rain water pond for irrigation and livestock. In the absence of chemical fertilizers, organic manuring is the chief mode of soil fertilization. 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