Modelling water control needs for diversified cropping

Peter G. McCornick, Ramchand N. Oad

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Abstract

The background and concepts of water control for crop diversification in rice-based irrigation systems are discussed. Water control is described in terms of the irrigation event volumes and intervals between irrigation events. The development of the WACCROD model to simulate these water control parameters under selected agroclimatic conditions is described. The simulation model can recommend irrigation event volumes and intervals for various dry season cropping patterns in rice-based irrigation systems. Also, the application of the model to a general situation at field level of a 'typical' rice based irrigation system is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-229
Number of pages15
JournalIrrigation and Drainage Systems
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1990
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • crop diversification
  • irrigation
  • management
  • rice
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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