Project Number: 6208-21000-018-12
Start Date: Jan 01, 2012
End Date: Dec 31, 2012
1. Field studies comparing irrigation scheduling treatments utilizing a number of different temperature thresholds embedded in the BIOTIC system. The results from these experiments will help to refine the most appropriate threshold for deficit irrigation systems with limited water in different growing environments. 2. Conduct field trials using BIOTIC scheduling approach in isolation and in combination with other crop measures used for irrigation scheduling (e.g., soil moisture, crop factors), and analyze metabolic and physiological response to these irrigation regimes. 3. Deliver to industry a comprehensive assessment of and guidelines for the use of the BIOTIC for irrigation scheduling in water-limited environments to improve yield, quality, and water use and the impacts on conservation tillage and cover cropping systems on cotton production in water-limited environments.