Project Number: 3012-61660-007-01
Start Date: Aug 01, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2014
The research will be conducted with a team effort between USDA and UC DAVIS as well as the scientists from the California Department of Pesticide Regulations. Specific tasks are as follows: (a) To simulate soil erosion and transport in agricultural fields; (b) To simulate pesticide transport and fate associated with runoff water and sediment, generated by rainfall and various types of irrigation; (c) To generate time series output of simulated runoff flow, pesticide concentration, plant growth and crop evapotranspiration rate (ET); (d) To test the quickTree, quickPlant and DSSAT models for trees and vegetable crops.