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dc.contributor.authorBaird, John R.
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-14T22:27:33Z
dc.date.available2010-02-14T22:27:33Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.issn0112-5062
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/1381
dc.descriptionNew Zealand Agricultural Engineering Instituteen
dc.description.abstractThis study evaluated the ability of nine models to describe and predict the response of grain yield to flood irrigation of wheat and barley crops. The models may be divided into four groups: 1). Input-Output models 2). Potential Deficit models 3). Non-phasic Actual Deficit models 4). Phasic Actual Deficit models. Potential evapotranspiration, adjusted for crop cover, was calculated daily using the Penman formula. The timing of the different stages of development required for the phasic models was based on elapsed photothermal time from sowing. The input-output models were least successful in describing the response of yield to irrigation. There was little difference between the other models in the amount of variation explained. On average, both crop species produced about 300 kg (grain)/ha per irrigation or 8 kg (grain)/ha per mm of net water received. The potential and actual deficit models showed early sown crops to produce a response of 5-12 kg (grain)/ha per mm of irrigation applied when needed. The phasic models showed that the sensitivity of different developmental phases to drought varied erratically with sowing date. The predictive ability of the models was tested on four independent experiments. The potential deficit and non-phasic actual deficit models accurately predicted small responses to irrigation of less than 20% but were less accurate at predicting larger responses of up to 100%. These models adequately describe the response of wheat and barley yield to irrigation in Canterbury.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterburyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAgricultural Engineering Thesis no. 5en
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectwheaten
dc.subjectbarleyen
dc.subjectinput-output modelsen
dc.subjectpotential deficit modelsen
dc.subjectactual deficit modelsen
dc.subjectphasic actual deficit modelsen
dc.subjectevapotranspirationen
dc.subjectevaporationen
dc.subjectflood irrigationen
dc.subjectcrop coveren
dc.subjectsoil wateren
dc.subjectphotothermal timeen
dc.subjectpredictionen
dc.subjectyielden
dc.titleAn evaluation of irrigation-yield repsonse models for use with wheat & barley in Canterbury, New Zealanden
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300200 Crop and Pasture Productionen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300100 Soil and Water Sciences::300105 Applied hydrology (drainage, flooding, irrigation, quality etc)en
lu.thesis.supervisorGallagher, Nick
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Venturesen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en


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