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Sustaining Irrigated Agriculture in An Era of Increasing Water Scarcity and Reduced Water Quality

Investigators
Bradford, Scott; Anderson, Robin; Skaggs, Todd
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2017
End date
2022
Objective
Objective 1: Evaluate the effects of degraded irrigation waters on crop water use and yield at commercial production scales. Subobjective 1A: Evaluate the impact of salinity on crop water use and productivity by observing evapotranspiration and carbon fluxes in commercial almond and pistachio orchards exhibiting a range of salinities. Subobjective 1B: Develop quantitative relationships between remotely-sensed plant canopy observations and measured crop water use and productivity. Objective 2: Develop an innovative, open informatics platform for disseminating information, tools, and recommendations for the management of marginal quality irrigation and artificial recharge waters. Subobjective 2A: Develop a web-based platform for disseminating information, tools, and recommendations for evaluating and managing saline irrigation waters. Subobjective 2B: Develop improved models to support managed aquifer recharge (MAR) treatment of alternative water resources for irrigation.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
2036-61000-018-00D
Accession number
432385
Categories
Sanitation and Quality Standards
Prevention and Control
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds