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Research Project: Improving the Sustainability of Irrigated Farming Systems in Semi-Arid Regions

Location: Water Management and Systems Research

Title: Crop modeling applications in agricultural water management

Author
item Kisekka, Isaya - University Of California, Davis
item Dejonge, Kendall
item Ma, Liwang
item Paz, J - Mississippi State University
item Douglas-mankin, K - United State Geological Service

Submitted to: Transactions of the ASABE
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2017
Publication Date: 12/15/2017
Citation: Kisekka, I., Dejonge, K.C., Ma, L., Paz, J., Douglas-Mankin, K. 2017. Crop modeling applications in agricultural water management. Transactions of the ASABE. 60(6):1959-1964. doi.org/10.13031/trans.12693.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12693

Interpretive Summary: This article introduces a collection of fourteen papers that are part of the “Crop Modeling Applications in Agricultural Water Management.” special collection, which demonstrate a wide array of applications in which crop models can be used to optimize agricultural water management including: 1) determination of evapotranspiration, 2) optimization of irrigation scheduling, 3) soil water management, 4) coordinated water and nutriment management, 5) risk assessment, and 6) regional assessment of climate change and soil variability impacts on irrigated and dryland cropping systems. Changing weather and climate, increasing population, and physical groundwater depletion will continue to stimulate innovation in agricultural water management and crop models will play an important role in helping to optimize water use in agriculture, as demonstrated by these articles.

Technical Abstract: This article introduces a collection of fourteen papers that are part of the “Crop Modeling Applications in Agricultural Water Management.” special collection. This collection developed from a special session on crop modeling applications in agricultural water management that was held as part of the 2016 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting (AIM) held in Orlando Florida. However, other authors that were not able to attend the 2016 ASABE AIM were also invited to submit papers. The papers summarized in this article demonstrate a wide array of applications in which crop models can be used to optimize agricultural water management including: 1) determination of evapotranspiration, 2) optimization of irrigation scheduling, 3) soil water management, 4) coordinated water and nutriment management, 5) risk assessment, and 6) regional assessment of climate change and soil variability impacts on irrigated and dryland cropping systems. Changing weather and climate, increasing population, and physical groundwater depletion will continue to stimulate innovation in agricultural water management and crop models will play an important role in helping to optimize water use in agriculture. This article serves to introduce and present a brief summary of the papers included in the “Crop Modeling Applications in Agricultural Water Management” special collection.