Irrigation of pistachios: strategies to confront water scarcity

David Pérez-López, Houssem Memmi, Maria del Carmen Gijón-López, Marta Maria Moreno, José Francisco Couceiro, Ana Centeno, Maria J. Martín-Palomo, Mireia Corell, Luis Noguera-Artiaga, Alejandro Galindo Egea, Arturo Torrecillas, Alfonso Moriana

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Abstract

Pistachio trees are capable to be profitable under rain-fed conditions. They also have a good response to low amounts of irrigation water, so are a great candidate to be considered for water-scarcity scenarios. The pistachio tree has a singular way of alternate bearing, losing a percentage of its floral buds in the year preceding the harvest year. This percentage of abscission of the fruit buds increases in situations of water stress, making irrigation strategy follow as a 1-year determinant for the next season fruit yield. Despite its high resistance to severe water stress conditions, the pistachio tree has high water requirements. To overcome this issue, regulated deficit irrigation (RDI) was tested as a technique to save water without affecting yield. Coupling the use of plant biosensors to this technique is a research approach that can improve its efficiency. The recourse to these techniques created a greater preference of the resultant product by the consumer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWater scarcity and sustainable agriculture in semiarid environment
Subtitle of host publicationtools, strategies, and challenges for woody crops
EditorsIvan Francisco Garcia Tejero, Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo
PublisherAcademic Press
Pages247-269
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780128131657
ISBN (Print)9780128131640
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Pérez-López, D., Memmi, H., Gijón-López, M. D. C., Moreno, M. M., Couceiro, J. F., Centeno, A., ... Moriana, A. (2018). Irrigation of pistachios: strategies to confront water scarcity. In I. F. G. Tejero, & V. H. D. Zuazo (Eds.), Water scarcity and sustainable agriculture in semiarid environment: tools, strategies, and challenges for woody crops (pp. 247-269). [Chapter 11] Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813164-0.00011-9
Pérez-López, David ; Memmi, Houssem ; Gijón-López, Maria del Carmen ; Moreno, Marta Maria ; Couceiro, José Francisco ; Centeno, Ana ; Martín-Palomo, Maria J. ; Corell, Mireia ; Noguera-Artiaga, Luis ; Galindo Egea, Alejandro ; Torrecillas, Arturo ; Moriana, Alfonso. / Irrigation of pistachios : strategies to confront water scarcity. Water scarcity and sustainable agriculture in semiarid environment: tools, strategies, and challenges for woody crops. editor / Ivan Francisco Garcia Tejero ; Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo. Academic Press, 2018. pp. 247-269
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Water scarcity and sustainable agriculture in semiarid environment: tools, strategies, and challenges for woody crops. ed. / Ivan Francisco Garcia Tejero; Victor Hugo Duran Zuazo. Academic Press, 2018. p. 247-269 Chapter 11.

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Pérez-López D, Memmi H, Gijón-López MDC, Moreno MM, Couceiro JF, Centeno A et al. Irrigation of pistachios: strategies to confront water scarcity. In Tejero IFG, Zuazo VHD, editors, Water scarcity and sustainable agriculture in semiarid environment: tools, strategies, and challenges for woody crops. Academic Press. 2018. p. 247-269. Chapter 11 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813164-0.00011-9