Using empirical equations to determine appropriate furrow length under field condition

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Kara T., Temizel K. E., Apan M.

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.11, no.2, pp.220-225, 2008 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/pjbs.2008.220.225
  • Journal Name: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-225
  • Keywords: Empirical equations, Field data, Furrow length
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, some of the empirical methods such as USDA-SCS and volume balance equations were used for determining furrow length. The main purpose was proving empirical equations application possibility. According to results, USDA-SCS and Volume Balance Equations can be used for determining furrow length at the Bafra Plain, Turkey. The field experiment and Volume Balance results are very close to each other. Experimental results are different from USDA-SCS equation results, but there is a relationship between both. There is a coefficient between field results and USDA-SCS equation result for furrow length. The coefficient (0.41) can multiply by UDSA-SCS result is 73 m which is very close to the field experimental result of 71 m. © 2008 Asian Network for Scientific Information.