Browse Illinois Water Resources Center - Agriculture by Subject "Soil moisture"

  • Swanson, Earl R. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1971)
    Approximately 28,000 acres of field and specialty crops were irrigated in Illinois in 1966. Supplemental irrigation of corn accounted for over one half of this acreage. Important elements in the decision to invest in ...

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  • Stout, Glenn E.; Walker, Paul N.; Goetsch, W.D.; Austin, T. Al; Golchin, Jahanshir; Shahvar, Zohreh; Anderson, C.E.; Johnson, H.P.; Shaw, Robert H.; Arjmand, Olya; Miller, William L.; Clouser, Rodney L.; Erhabor, Patrick; Sobek, Joseph; Eidman, Vernon R.; Wilson, Paul N.; Sheaffer, Craig C. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1983-04)
    The objectives of this multidisciplinary interinstitutional regional study on the efficient use of water for irrigation in the upper Midwest were: (1) to determine parameters needed for existing or improved models of crop ...

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  • Klute, A.; Reicosky, D.C.; Millington, R.J.; Peters, D.B. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1970)
    The water extraction from soil by plant roots was treated by assuming that such extraction could be represented as a continuously distributed sink (negative source) function. Preliminary results with soybeans grown in soil ...

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  • Walker, P.N.; Thorne, M.D.; Benham, E.C.; Goetsch, W.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1981-04)
    This project investigated combinations of both irrigation and drainage treatments in order to determine the best water management practices for field crop production in claypan soils in the upper Midwest. Four years of ...

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  • Sipp, S.K.; Lembke, W.D.; Boast, C.D.; Thorne, M.D.; Walker, P.N. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Water Resources Center, 1984-06)
    Irrigation scheduling with soil moisture monitoring devices provided the most efficient use of water on claypan soils. Corn was found to be particularly responsive to both drainage and irrigation with average yield increases ...

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