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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: MANAGING LIMITED IRRIGATION AND RAINFALL FOR CROP PRODUCTION IN SEMI-ARID ENVIRONMENTS

Location: Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research

Title: Simulating semiarid dryland cropping systems using the precision agricultural landscape modeling system

Authors
item Nelson, John -
item LASCANO, ROBERT
item Booker, Jon -
item BOOKER, JILL

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: November 1, 2009
Publication Date: November 5, 2009
Citation: Nelson, J.R., Lascano, R.J., Booker, J.D., Booker, J.D. 2009. Simulating semiarid dryland cropping systems using the precision agricultural landscape modeling system[abstract]. American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. November 1-5, 2009. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Paper No. 226-7.

Technical Abstract: The Precision Agricultural Landscape Modeling System (PALMS) is a terrain and weather driven, and distributed parameter hydrological-biophysical model primarily used in the Midwestern United States. Recently, research was started to evaluate the effectiveness of PALMS on irrigated and on dryland cropping systems in the semiarid Southern High Plains (SHP) of Texas. A further objective has been included to determine if PALMS can simulate the effect of row orientation on the surface hydrology and rainfall capture in dryland agricultural fields.Two dryland locations under cotton and grain sorghum production in Dawson County, Texas were selected to study the effects of circular planting pattern on the surface hydrology and rainfall capture in semiarid dryland cropping systems.

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