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Research Project: Understanding Water Use and Plant Responses of Crops Due to Deficit Irrigation

Location: Water Management and Systems Research

Project Number: 3012-13000-010-11-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2017
End Date: Dec 31, 2019

Objective:
Long-term goals of this cooperative research project between USDA-ARS and Cooperator are to: 1) to better understand crop responses under water stress by linking physiological mechanisms, remote sensing measurements, and water use, 2) develop and provide decision support systems to farmers which will assist in irrigation management under limited water, and 3) create and utilize experimental datasets which are used to validate and improve modeling of plant response to water stress.

Approach:
The Cooperator and USDA-ARS scientists will collaborate to: 1) perform research in field studies at the USDA-ARS Limited Irrigation Research Farm (LIRF), and greenhouse experiments, 2) integrate plant physiology, remote sensing, and water use of crops under water stress to better understand linkages between these disciplines, and 3) acquire data and understanding of these relationships, resulting in improved tools and technologies for irrigation management under limited water supplies.