Crop modeling applications in agricultural water management

Transactions of the ASABE
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This article introduces the fourteen articles that comprise the “Crop Modeling and Decision Support for Optimizing Use of Limited Water” collection. This collection was developed from a special session on crop modeling applications in agricultural water management held at the 2016 ASABE Annual International Meeting (AIM) in Orlando, Florida. In addition, other authors who were not able to attend the 2016 ASABE AIM were also invited to submit papers. The articles summarized in this introductory article demonstrate a wide array of applications in which crop models can be used to optimize agricultural water management. The following section titles indicate the topics covered in this collection: (1) evapotranspiration modeling (one article), (2) model development and parameterization (two articles), (3) application of crop models for irrigation scheduling (five articles), (4) coordinated water and nutrient management (one article), (5) soil water management (two articles), (6) risk assessment of water-limited irrigation management (one article), and (7) regional assessments of climate impact (two articles). Changing weather and climate, increasing population, and groundwater depletion will continue to stimulate innovations in agricultural water management, and crop models will play an important role in helping to optimize water use in agriculture.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Crop modeling applications in agricultural water management
Series title Transactions of the ASABE
DOI 10.13031/trans.12693
Volume 60
Issue 6
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Contributing office(s) New Mexico Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 1959
Last page 1964
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