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Research Project: Sustaining Irrigated Agriculture in an Era of Increasing Water Scarcity and Reduced Water Quality

Location: Agricultural Water Efficiency and Salinity Research Unit

Title: Crop evapotranspiration

item Anderson, Raymond - Ray
item French, Andrew

Submitted to: Agronomy
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/3/2019
Publication Date: 10/5/2019
Citation: Anderson, R.G., French, A.N. 2019. Crop evapotranspiration. Agronomy. 9(10):614.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Evapotranspiration (ET) is one of the largest components of the water cycle, and accurately measuring and modeling ET is critical for improving and optimizing agricultural water management. However, parameterizing ET in croplands can be challenging due to the wide variety of irrigation strategies and techniques, crop varieties, and management approaches that employ traditional tabular ET and make crop coefficient approaches obsolete. This special issue of Agronomy highlights nine approaches to improve the measurement and modeling of ET across a range of spatial and temporal resolutions and differing environments that address some of the challenges encountered.