Submitted to: Colorado Conservation Tillage Association Annual Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 30, 2003
Publication Date: February 4, 2003
Citation: Nielsen, D.C. 2004. Water in dryland cropping systems. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Winter Conference of the Colorado Conservation Tillage Association (The High Plains No-Till Conference)Feb. 4-5, Greeley, Colorado. p. A2-A6. Technical Abstract: Water is the single most limiting factor to dryland crop production in the Central Great Plains. This paper reviews the long-term precipitation record at Akron, CO in relation to the drought of 2002, methods for efficiently storing precipitation, increasing precipitation use efficiency through cropping system intensification, and crop yield response to timing and amount of precipitation and crop water use.