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Irrigation technique: Moisture-stress symptom data modification AIDS crop irrigation

Authors

R. J. Miller
R. B. Smith

Authors Affiliations

R. J. Miller is Associate Water Scientist and Staff Research Associate, respectively, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, located at the West Side Field Station at Five Points, California; R. B. Smith is Associate Water Scientist and Staff Research Associate, respectively, Department of Water Science and Engineering, University of California, Davis, located at the West Side Field Station at Five Points, California.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 27(5):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n05p10. May 1973.

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Abstract

An irrigation technique utilizing crop moisture-stress symptoms as a guide to subsequent irrigations was used successfully with field corn in the San Joaquin Valley. Results compared favorably with soil-moisture data obtained from gypsum-block readings within the plots and evapotranspiration information from nearby lysimeters containing grass (tall fescue). Results indicate that the risk of crop-yield losses due to improper or late irrigations can be largely overcome by the method.

Miller R, Smith R. 1973. Irrigation technique: Moisture-stress symptom data modification AIDS crop irrigation. Hilgardia 27(5):10-12. DOI:10.3733/ca.v027n05p10
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