Submitted to: Vadose Zone Journal
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2002
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Citation: Evett, S.R. 2002. Water use in crop production. In: Kirkham, M.B., editor. Binghampton, NY: Vadose Zone Journal. p. 204-206.
Technical Abstract: This is a review of the book "Water Use in Crop Production", which comprises sixteen chapters on the state of research on water use in crop production. The first three chapters are reviews of water conservation principles and practices, crop water use response to carbon dioxide and temperature, and crop response to water shortage. Other chapters are concerned with particular crops including citrus, cotton, olive, rice, safflower, sorghum, sunflower, turfgrass and wheat. The chapters are uneven in kind and quality. Some are reviews while others report specific experiments. But the best, including the chapter detailing effects on water use of carbon dioxide and temperature increases, the review chapter on olive water use, and the chapter on risk assessment for irrigated cropping, will be very useful to scientists seeking to broaden their knowledge of these subjects.