Modeling water use, transpiration and soil evaporation of spring wheat–maize and spring wheat–sunflower relay intercropping using the dual crop coefficient approach

Published on Feb 1, 2016in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
· DOI :10.1016/j.agwat.2015.10.024
Qingfeng Miao3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Inner Mongolia Agricultural University),
Ricardo D. Rosa6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Lisbon)
+ 5 AuthorsLuis S. Pereira50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Lisbon)
Abstract
Intercropping is commonly used in the Hetao irrigation district, upper Yellow River basin, where the main crops are wheat, maize and sunflower. For a better use of land, water, radiation energy, and nutrients, spring wheat is traditionally intercropped with maize (W–M) and, more recently, with sunflower (W–S). Considering the need to reduce diversions of water for irrigation in Hetao, this study aims to assess crop water use of W–M and W–S intercropping systems in comparison to the same crops in monocropping. The dual crop coefficient approach was adopted with the SIMDualKc model, which allows partitioning crop evapotranspiration into crop transpiration and soil evaporation. A new model approach was tested to compute a combined basal crop coefficient for the intercropping, Kcb inter, which uses the daily values of the Kcb of the component crops together with the respective heights and fractions of ground covered by the crops. SIMDualKc was first calibrated and validated for wheat, maize and sunflower as single crops using field data of 2010–2012 and was later used with the new developed approach, which was validated with W–M and W–S field data of 2010–2011. The Kcb values calibrated for wheat, maize and sunflower compared well with literature and goodness of fit indicators have shown high accuracy of simulations used for calibration and validation. Results evidenced the importance of groundwater contribution in Hetao, and that soil evaporation is there low under surface irrigation. Moreover, it was found that actual evapotranspiration, crop transpiration, irrigation water use and groundwater contribution of intercropping systems were larger than those of the component sole crops, which led to significantly higher yields of intercropping relative to those of single crops.
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Published on Aug 1, 2015in Biosystems Engineering 2.13
Qingfeng Miao3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Inner Mongolia Agricultural University),
Haibin Shi3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Inner Mongolia Agricultural University)
+ 1 AuthorsLuis S. Pereira50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Lisbon)
Water-saving irrigation needs to be implemented in Hetao irrigation district to help satisfying the demand by other users in the Yellow River basin. Aiming at assessing the potential irrigation performance and water saving at farm level, a set of traditional basins and another of precision-levelled basins cropped with maize, wheat and sunflower and managed by farmers were evaluated. Data were collected to characterise the basin sizes, microtopography, inflow rates, advance and recession times, c...
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Published on Jan 1, 2011in Australian Journal of Crop Science
A. S. Lithourgidis17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Aristotle University of Thessaloniki),
Christos Dordas25
Estimated H-index: 25
+ 1 AuthorsDimitrios N. Vlachostergios7
Estimated H-index: 7
Intercropping, the agricultural practice of cultivating two or more crops in the same space at the same time, is an old and commonly used cropping practice which aims to match efficiently crop demands to the available growth resources and labor. The most common advantage of intercropping is the production of greater yield on a given piece of land by making more efficient use of the available growth resources using a mixture of crops of different rooting ability, canopy structure, height, and nut...
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Published on Oct 1, 2015in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
Peng Zhao4
Estimated H-index: 4
(China Agricultural University),
Sien Li15
Estimated H-index: 15
(China Agricultural University)
+ 3 AuthorsShaozhong Kang42
Estimated H-index: 42
(China Agricultural University)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential use of dual crop coefficient method in FAO-56 (FAO dual-Kc) and Shuttleworth–Wallace (S–W) model in estimating evapotranspiration (ET) and its components (plant transpiration and soil evaporation) of a vineyard in arid region of northwest China. Continuous measurements of ET with eddy covariance, plant transpiration (T) with sap flow system and soil evaporation (E) with micro-lysimeter in 2013 and 2014, were used to validate the performan...
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Published on Sep 1, 2015in Agricultural Systems 3.00
Rangjian Qiu3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology),
Taisheng Du21
Estimated H-index: 21
(China Agricultural University)
+ 2 AuthorsLaosheng Wu32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of California, Riverside)
An accurate estimation of crop evapotranspiration (ETc) in greenhouses is critical for precise water resource management and effective irrigation scheduling. In this study, the SIMDualKc model was calibrated and validated with the data from a four-season experiment to estimate the ETc of hot pepper grown in a greenhouse located in Northwest China. Various indicators have shown good agreement between the simulated ETc through SIMDualKc model and observed throughout the seasons with regression coe...
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María Fandiño6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Santiago de Compostela),
J.L. Olmedo1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 6 AuthorsLuis S. Pereira50
Estimated H-index: 50
(University of Lisbon)
Abstract This study was conducted during three seasons (2012–2014) in an experimental hop yard at Mabegondo, Galicia, NW Spain. The research aimed at calibrating and validating the soil water balance model SIMDualKc for Humulus lupulus L. cv. ‘Nugget’. The model computes the soil water balance using the dual K c approach, thus partitioning crop evapotranspiration (ET c ) into crop transpiration, ground cover transpiration and soil evaporation. Calibration and validation were performed using TDR ...
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Published on Sep 1, 2015in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
Luis S. Pereira50
Estimated H-index: 50
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Paula Paredes18
Estimated H-index: 18
+ 1 AuthorsM. Manuela Neves4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Lisbon)
Two contrasting rainfall barley seasons, dry (2012) and wet (2013), were used to parameterize and assess the performance of the SIMDualKc and AquaCrop models. Field data were obtained from malt barley cropped in a farmer’s field in Ribatejo, Portugal. SIMDualKc applies the dual crop coefficient approach for computing and partitioning crop evapotranspiration (ET), while AquaCrop uses an empirical approach to estimate potential crop transpiration (Tc) and soil evaporation (Es) depending upon the c...
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Published on Apr 1, 2011in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
Kefeng Zhang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Warwick),
Howard W. Hilton5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Warwick)
+ 1 AuthorsAndrew J. Thompson28
Estimated H-index: 28
(University of Warwick)
Accurate estimation of crop coefficients for evaporation and transpiration is of great importance in optimizing irrigation and modeling water and solute transfers in the soil-crop system. In this study we used inverse modeling techniques on soil sensor measurements at depths from the soil-crop system to estimate crop coefficients. An inverse model was rigorously formulated to infer the crop coefficients and the lengths of growth stages using the measured soil water potential at depths during cro...
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Published on Feb 1, 2011in Plant and Soil 3.31
Qiu-Zhu Li1
Estimated H-index: 1
(China Agricultural University),
Jian-Hao Sun19
Estimated H-index: 19
+ 3 AuthorsLong Li28
Estimated H-index: 28
(China Agricultural University)
Interspecific interactions and soil nitrogen supply levels affect intercropping productivity. We hypothesized that interspecific competition can be alleviated by increasing N application rate and yield advantage can be obtained in competitive systems. A field experiment was conducted in Wuwei, Gansu province in 2007 and 2008 to study intercropping of faba bean/maize, wheat/maize, barley/maize and the corresponding monocultures of faba bean (Vicia faba L.), wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), barley (H...
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Published on Mar 1, 2012in Geoderma 3.74
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 2
(Inner Mongolia Agricultural University)
+ 2 AuthorsChangsheng Wang1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 19
(Oregon State University)
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 2
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Estimated H-index: 10
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Engenharia Agricola 0.39
João Rolim3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Lisbon),
J. L. Teixeira3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Lisbon)
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Estimated H-index: 3
(Shenyang Agricultural University),
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 18
(Wageningen University and Research Centre)
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Estimated H-index: 4
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Estimated H-index: 6
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+ 4 AuthorsMirco Boschetti18
Estimated H-index: 18
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Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Montpellier),
Sébastien Le Roux1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Montpellier)
+ 2 AuthorsJacques Wery1
Estimated H-index: 1
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