Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2019ND201B

Effect of different water table levels on canola growth and quality parameters

Institute: North Dakota
Year Established: 2019 Start Date: 2019-05-31 End Date: 2020-05-30
Total Federal Funds: $1,500 Total Non-Federal Funds: $3,000

Principal Investigators: Halis Simsek

Abstract: Responses of canola plant water uptake and crop growth to four constant water table depths (30, 50, 70, and 90 cm) will be studied under a controlled environment using lysimeters with/without irrigation conditions. Additionally, salinity impact on canola plant in different water table depths will be studied. A randomized complete block experimental design will be used with six replications in each treatment. The expected results will provide information on how many percentages of water-need of canola will be supplied from water table depths of 30, 50, 70 and 90 cm. Similarly, how different salinity concentrations will be affected canola plant at the same water table depths of 30, 50, 70 and 90 cm. Thus, the water use efficiency, total grain yield (g lysimeter1) per unit water use will be determined with/without irrigation conditions. Canola plant’s tolerance level to shallow groundwater conditions and its root development in different water table depths will be investigated.