Irrigation technique: Moisture-stress symptom data modification AIDS crop irrigation
California Agriculture 27(5):10-12.
Published May 01, 1973
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An irrigation technique utilizing crop moisture-stress symptoms as a guide to subsequent irrigations was used successfully with field corn in the San Joaquin Valley. Results compared favorably with soil-moisture data obtained from gypsum-block readings within the plots and evapotranspiration information from nearby lysimeters containing grass (tall fescue). Results indicate that the risk of crop-yield losses due to improper or late irrigations can be largely overcome by the method.