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Using Modeling to Develop Monitoring Strategy and Scheduling for Microbial Quality of Irrigation Water Sources.


<p>The purpose of this project is to (1) develop submodels of microbial fate and transport processes affecting microbial quality of irrigation water sources; (2) create testing datasets for those models using literature sources, and if needed, carry out experiments at BARC, (3) develop algorithms to optimize the sampling schedule based on obtaining maximum information content for a given number of yearly observations and local agricultural management practices, and (4) develop the decision support tool to determine site-specific best practices on monitoring microbial quality of surface water.</p>

Shelton, Daniel; Pachepsky , Yakov
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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