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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Weather Station Networks Data Helps Improve Irrigated Agriculture

Authors
item Howell, Terry
item Marek, T - TAES - AMARILLO
item New, L - TAEX - AMARILLO

Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural Engineers Resource Magazine
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: August 11, 1999
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Weather station networks can greatly assist in irrigation scheduling and are extensively used in many parts of the U.S. in irrigated agriculture. This paper discusses the importance of irrigated agriculture both globally, nationally, and locally. Irrigation scheduling information can further enhance the conservation of water which is especially important in the Texas High Plains. The North Plains PET (potential evapotranspiration) network was described and examples of the data products provided. The impact of the NP-PET network was discussed along with difficulties encountered.

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