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

Location: Water Management and Systems Research

Title: USDA-ARS Colorado maize growth and development, yield and water-use under strategic timing of irrigation, 2012-2013

Author
item Comas, Louise
item Trout, Thomas
item Banks, Garrett
item Zhang, Huihui
item Dejonge, Kendall
item Gleason, Sean

Submitted to: Data in Brief
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/26/2018
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: This data set was collected over two years, 2012-2013, on maize under twelve irrigation treatments with varying levels of deficit during late-vegetative and grain-filling growth stages in semi-arid Northern Colorado supplied with surface drip irrigation. The data set, which can be found online at the USDA National Agricultural Library data repository, includes hourly weather data; plant growth and canopy development over the season; final biomass, yield and harvest index; and daily water balance data including irrigation, precipitation, soil water content, and estimates of crop evapotranspiration. Soil parameters for the site, as well as data from a previous experiment on maize with different treatments can also be found online. Here we describe the synthesis of data collected from 2012-2013. These data can be used for modeling the relationship between maize yield and field-level water use under seasonal water availability.

Technical Abstract: This data set was collected over two years, 2012-2013, on maize under twelve irrigation treatments with varying levels of deficit during late-vegetative and grain-filling growth stages in semi-arid Northern Colorado supplied with surface drip irrigation. The data set, which can be found online at the USDA National Agricultural Library data repository (DOI: 10.15482/USDA.ADC/1439968), includes hourly weather data; plant growth and canopy development over the season; final biomass, yield and harvest index; and daily water balance data including irrigation, precipitation, soil water content, and estimates of crop evapotranspiration. Soil parameters for the site, as well as data from a previous experiment on maize with different treatments can also be found online (DOI: 10.15482/USDA.ADC/1254006). Here we describe the synthesis of data collected from 2012-2013. These data can be used for modeling the relationship between maize yield and field-level water use under season water availability.