Deficit irrigated corn evapotranspiration estimates using canopy temperature data
Sustainability of irrigated agriculture with declining water supplies is a primary agricultural issue in the U.S. Great Plains. Consequently, the paradigm of maximizing production through full irrigation must be abandoned. Imposing water deficits on crops during non-critical growth periods must be implemented to maximize net economic output per unit of water consumed by the plant. An irrigation timing and amount determination for such a scenario is not a simple, straight-forward procedure. Methods that monitor plant parameters would appear to be most promising. Several canopy temperature based ...
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