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Research Project: Managing and Modeling Deficit Irrigation and Limited Rainfall for Crop Production in Semi-Arid Regions

Location: Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research

Title: A Web Application for Cotton Irrigation Management on The US Southern High Plains. Part II: Application Design

Author
item Mauget, Steven
item Leiker, Gary
item NAIR, SHYAM - Texas Tech University

Submitted to: Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/14/2013
Publication Date: 11/1/2013
Citation: Mauget, S.A., Leiker, G.R., Nair, S. 2013. A web application for cotton irrigation management on the US Southern High Plains. Part II: Application design. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 99:258-264.

Interpretive Summary: A web-based application intended to help Southern High Plains cotton producers calculate the profit effects of center pivot irrigation is described. The application’s crop modeling and general profit calculation approach was described in a preceding companion paper, while additional details of the profit model and the application’s operational features and GUI design are presented in this paper. In addition, the assumptions and approximations made in the application’s crop modeling and profit calculation are summarized, and directions are provided for accessing the application on the Ogallala Aquifer Project web page.

Technical Abstract: A web-based application intended to help Southern High Plains cotton producers estimate profitability under center pivot irrigated production is described. The application’s crop modeling and general profit calculation approach are outlined in a preceding companion paper, while additional details of the profit model and the application’s operational features and GUI design are presented here. In addition, the assumptions and approximations made in the application’s crop modeling and profit calculation are summarized, and directions are provided for accessing the application on the Ogallala Aquifer Project web page.