Use of subsurface irrigation techniques for weed suppression in date palm plantations
Weeds growing in date palm irrigation basins are a problem on many farms, as they
waste considerable amounts of irrigation water, and compete with the palms for nutritional
elements. An experiment on Al Foah Experimental Farm tests whether injection of irrigation
water beneath the rooting zone of the weeds could help to control these, and possibly
reduce the use of herbicides in date palm production in the UAE.
B. Sc. Student Ms. Mariam Y. Al Breiki, Eng. Arshed K. ElDaley and Dr. Elke Gabriel