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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Crop Water Use and Yield

Author
item Nielsen, David

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 14, 2005
Publication Date: December 14, 2005
Citation: Nielsen, D.C. 2005. Crop water use and yield. Proceedings of the Wheat-based cropping systems workshop, Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. December 14, 2005. Sterling, Colo. No Page Numbers

Interpretive Summary: This paper discusses the various factors that affect dryland crop yields, including water availability, rooting patterns, length of growing season, time of year, and crop type (C3 vs C4, cereals, legumes, oilseeds).

Technical Abstract: This paper discusses the various factors that affect dryland crop yields, including water availability, rooting patterns, length of growing season, time of year, and crop type (C3 vs C4, cereals, legumes, oilseeds). Crop yield/water production functions have slopes that range from 582 lb/a/inch for corn to 151 lb/a/inch for sunflower.

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