Effect of Irrigation Regime on Maize Yields

by J. W. Hugh Barrett, Sr. Engr; Sinclair Knight and Partners, Kali Serang Project, Semarang, Indonesia,
Gaylord V. Skogerboe, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Agr. and Chemical Engrg., Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 2, Pg. 179-194

Document Type: Journal Paper


An experiment was conducted with maize in the Grand Valley of western Colorado to examine the effects of water stress at different stages of growth and to delineate practices that may allow an increase in water use efficiency. The objective was to obtain field evidence substantiating the form of the crop yield-water use function and to demonstrate the effects of different irrigation regimes on thee yield of maize. Literature is reviewed to resolve the differences in the form of the crop yield-water use function obtained by various researchers. The implications of water deficits at different stages of growth are examined.

Subject Headings: Irrigation | Crops | Water conservation | Water use | Colorado | United States

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