An alternative approach to whole-farm deficit irrigation analysis: Evaluating the risk-efficiency of wheat irrigation strategies in sub-tropical Australia
V. Gett and
Agricultural Water Management, 2016, vol. 169, issue C, 61-76
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)
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