Crop-Water Production Functions and System Design

by Richard H. Cuenca, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures


A Task Committee to evaluate application of crop-water production functions to irrigation system design and management was established by the ASCE Irrigation Water Requirements Committee in Oct. 1984. The Task Committee was established in recognition of the potential usefulness of crop-water production functions in design and management of irrigation systems. This recognition was coupled with the realization that there was a lack of information in the engineering field indicating procedures to apply crop-water production functions. The Task Committee was made up of individuals with experience in irrigation system design and in field experiments to develop crop-water production functions. Other members were expert in the economic evaluation and application of crop-water production functions. The Task Committee felt that the topic warranted development of an Engineering Practices Manual. The manual is currently in the draft stage. This paper discusses topics addressed in the proposed manual.

Subject Headings: Irrigation systems | Hydraulic design | Systems management | Irrigation water | Water management | Systems engineering | Water resources | Economic factors

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