Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/11/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The USDA-ARS Limited Irrigation Research Farm, located outside of Greeley Colorado, is an experiment evaluating management perspectives of limited irrigation water. An overview of the farm systems is shown, including drip irrigation systems, water budgeting, and experimental design, as well as preliminary results of water production functions, or yield vs. evapotranspiration relationships. Supplementary datasets include plant-based physiological measurements, as well as remote sensing measurements. A main focus of the talk will be infrared thermometry, where the plant canopy temperature is used to detect and quantify water stress and assist in irrigation scheduling.