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An alternative approach to whole-farm deficit irrigation analysis: Evaluating the risk-efficiency of wheat irrigation strategies in sub-tropical Australia

A.S. Peake, P.S. Carberry, S.R. Raine, V. Gett and R.J. Smith

Agricultural Water Management, 2016, vol. 169, issue C, 61-76

Abstract: Uncertainty exists as to the optimum whole-farm irrigation strategy for wheat growing in subtropical Australia under water-limited conditions. While deficit irrigation has been shown to have greater economic water productivity (EWP) in such circumstances in other regions, there are limitations to the cost/revenue function approach traditionally used to evaluate EWP, including inapplicability across environments. These limitations can however be overcome with the use of a validated cropping systems model.

Keywords: Supplementary irrigation; Water use efficiency; Soil water; Partial irrigation; Supplemental irrigation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2016.02.013

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