Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/31/2010
Publication Date: 10/31/2010
Citation: Evett, S.R., Oshaughnessy, S.A., Colaizzi, P.D., Howell, T.A., Baumhardt, R.L. 2010. Cotton Evapotranspiration and Yield Variations With Canopy Temperature and Irrigation Deficit. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts, October 31-November 4, 2010, Long Beach, California. Paper No. 44-4. 2010 CDROM.
Technical Abstract: Cotton evapotranspiration and yield vary greatly with irrigation deficit, but indirectly due to cotton's indeterminant phenology. Canopy temperature can be related to yield through the crop water stress index (CWSI); and evapotranspiration can be modeled if the relationship between stress level and the surface resistance is known. Relationships between the CWSI, irrigation deficit, yield and surface resistance are investigated. Finally, crop yield and water use efficiency are modeled using AquaCrop and results compared with field measurements under four irrigation levels ranging from zero to 100% replenishment of soil water depletion below field capacity.