Water Use and Yield of Soybean under Various Irrigation Regimes and Severe Water Stress. Application of AquaCrop and SIMDualKc Models

Published on Jun 1, 2017in Water 2.07
· DOI :10.3390/w9060393
Luis Giménez2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Paula Paredes18
Estimated H-index: 18
,
Luis S. Pereira50
Estimated H-index: 50
Abstract
Data relative to two soybean seasons, several irrigation scheduling treatments, including moderate and severe deficit irrigation, and rain-fed cropping were used to parameterize and assess the performance of models AquaCrop and SIMDualKc, the latter combined with the Stewart’s yield model. SIMDualKc applies the FAO56 dual crop coefficient approach for computing and partitioning evapotranspiration (ET) into actual crop transpiration (Tc act) and soil evaporation (Es), while AquaCrop uses an approach that depends on the canopy cover curve. The calibration-validations of models were performed by comparing observed and predicted soil water content (SWC) and grain yield. SIMDualKc showed good accuracy for SWC estimations, with normalized root mean square error (NRMSE) ≤ 7.6%. AquaCrop was less accurate, with NRMSE ≤ 9.2%. Differences between models regarding the water balance terms were notable, and the ET partition revealed a trend for under-estimation of Tc act by AquaCrop, mainly under severe water stress. Yield predictions with SIMDualKc-Stewart models produced NRMSE < 15% while predictions with AquaCrop resulted in NRMSE ≤ 23% due to under-estimation of Tc act, particularly for water stressed treatments. Results show the appropriateness of SIMDualKc to support irrigation scheduling and assessing impacts on yield when combined with Stewart’s model.
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Published on Aug 1, 2015in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
Sultan Kiymaz2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Ahi Evran University),
Ahmet Ertek8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Süleyman Demirel University)
This study examines the effects of different irrigation regimes on water use and root yield of sugar beet, irrigated with a drip system under field conditions in the 2012–2013 seasons at Cukurcayir in the Kirsehir Centrum of the Central Anatolian region of Turkey. Experiments were carried out in split plots in randomized blocks with three replications.
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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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Published on Sep 1, 2015in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
Luis S. Pereira50
Estimated H-index: 50
,
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 Feb 1, 2012in Irrigation and Drainage 0.71
Mahdi Sarai Tabrizi3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Islamic Azad University),
Masoud Parsinejad8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Tehran),
Hossein Babazadeh4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Islamic Azad University)
Partial root drying (PRD) has been shown to be an efficient technique that allows water savings in areas where water availability is a major concern for agricultural production. A study was designed to compare the performance of different degrees of conventional deficit irrigation and PRD techniques on soybean production. This study was conducted at the research field of the University of Tehran in Karaj, Iran, in 2008. The study consisted of four furrow irrigation treatments of full irrigation ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2007in Field Crops Research 3.13
Jorge L. Mercau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Buenos Aires),
Julio L. Dardanelli16
Estimated H-index: 16
(International Trademark Association)
+ 3 AuthorsEmilio H. Satorre20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Buenos Aires)
Abstract Soybean is the main rainfed crop in a wide range of latitudes and sowing dates of the Argentine Pampas. It is sown alone or as a second crop after other winter and summer crops. Modelling approaches have proved to be helpful in the decision making process. The on-farm evaluation of CROPGRO is rather difficult since input data are scarce and frequently of worse quality than those from experimental works. Moreover, CROPGRO simulation of water dynamic processes and their relation with biom...
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Published on Jan 1, 2012in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
Ricardo D. Rosa6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Technical University of Lisbon),
Paula Paredes18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Technical University of Lisbon)
+ 4 AuthorsRichard G. Allen46
Estimated H-index: 46
(University of Idaho)
Abstract Irrigation planning and scheduling require the availability of modeling tools that are accurate, quick and easy to use. The crop coefficient ( K c )-reference evapotranspiration (ET) method is a traditional method for estimating ET, but has become relatively complicated with the introduction of the dual K c procedure. The dual crop coefficient approach ( K cb + K e ) gives a better estimation of daily crop evapotranspiration because it separately considers soil evaporation and crop tran...
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Published on Jan 1, 2013in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
Nana Zhao2
Estimated H-index: 2
,
Yu Liu10
Estimated H-index: 10
+ 3 AuthorsLuis S. Pereira50
Estimated H-index: 50
(Technical University of Lisbon)
The dual crop coefficient (Kc) approach to estimate crop evapotranspiration (ETc) separately considers soil evaporation (E) and plant transpiration (T) by computing a soil evaporation coefficient (Ke) and a basal crop coefficient (Kcb), respectively, with Kc=Ke+Kcb. This approach may be more precise than the single Kc approach particularly when the crops incompletely cover the ground. The SIMDualKc model, which is adopted in this study, is an irrigation scheduling simulation model that uses a da...
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Published on Dec 1, 2014in Environmental Modelling and Software 4.18
Eline Vanuytrecht13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven),
Dirk Raes28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
+ 5 AuthorsPatricia Mejias Moreno1
Estimated H-index: 1
With the help of relatively few conservative crop parameters, AquaCrop simulates final crop yield in four steps that are easy to understand, which makes the modeling approach transparent. The steps consist in the simulation of development of the green crop canopy cover, crop transpiration, above-ground biomass, and final crop yield. Temperature and water stresses directly affect one or more of the above processes. Nutrient deficiencies and salinity effects are simulated indirectly by moderating ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2013in Agricultural Water Management 3.18
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Estimated H-index: 34
(Institut national de la recherche agronomique),
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Estimated H-index: 6
(Consiglio per la ricerca e la sperimentazione in agricoltura),
M. Mastrorilli30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Consiglio per la ricerca e la sperimentazione in agricoltura)
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Estimated H-index: 50
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