Agricultural water conservation in china: plastic mulch and traditional irrigation

@article{Ingman2015AgriculturalWC,
  title={Agricultural water conservation in china: plastic mulch and traditional irrigation},
  author={Mark Ingman and Mary V. Santelmann and Bryan Tilt},
  journal={Ecosystem Health and Sustainability},
  year={2015},
  volume={1},
  pages={1 - 11}
}
Abstract Plastic mulch is commonly used with micro‐irrigation in developed countries; however, Chinese farmers use plastic mulch on a vast scale independent of micro‐irrigation. For the past three decades, China's land area in plastic mulch has exceeded the world's total land area in micro‐irrigation. We report results from the water‐scarce region of Minqin County, where 87% of Chinese farmers interviewed responded that they use plastic mulch to conserve water and 53% to increase yields. Survey… 
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