Methods in Determining Crop Water Usage

by Harold R. Blume, Soil Conservation Service, United States,
Larry J. Kuder, Soil Conservation Service, United States,
Donald R. Jantz, Soil Conservation Service, United States,
Amanda D. Shaw, Soil Conservation Service, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century

Abstract: A study was conducted to evaluate different methods of measuring soil moisture and crop water usage in Southwest Kansas. Soil moisture readings taken by the neutron gauge were verified by the gypsum block and tensiometer readings. The atmometers and the ET computer program revealed nearly identical trends in crop water usage.

Subject Headings: Water use | Crops | Water resources | Soil water | Computer analysis | Computer software | Water meters | Gypsum | North America | Kansas | United States

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