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Micrometeorological Methods as Tools for Increasing Crop Production and Water-Use Efficiency

Wright, James L. (1967) Micrometeorological Methods as Tools for Increasing Crop Production and Water-Use Efficiency. pp. 57-64. In: Proc. 18th Ann. Pac. NW Fert. Conf. USA-ID-Twin Falls, 1967/07/11-13.

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The application of micrometeorological methods to problems of agronomic
importance has greatly increased the understanding of the physical
processes controlling the natural environment of plants. The methods and the
basic information gained from studies utilizing these methods are presented
to illustrate the importance of microclimatic factors and to indicate the applicability
of the methods to problems of practical importance. The results of
micrometeorological studies have increased our understanding of such things
as partitioning of energy at the earth's surface, factors controlling the rate of
evaporation of water from the earth's surface, and the effects of management
practices upon the microclimate of a plant community. A deeper understanding
of these basic factors increases the possibility of obtaining more efficient use
of water, and greater and more economical crop production through improved
irrigation management practices, the modification of the natural microclimate
of a crop, and the development of improved crop types which will maximize
the beneficial factors of the microclimate.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0087
Subjects: Practical farm efficiency
Research methodology
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 21:49
Item ID: 1074