Crop Water Use

For more in-depth coverage of Crop Water Use issues, ETgages and Water Sensors, see Agricultural Irrigation.


Using Modified Atmometers ETgage for Irrigation Management This NebGuide describes the atmometer (evapotranspiration gage) and explains how it can be used for irrigation scheduling. Examples are provided to show how information collected with an atmometer can be used to estimate crop water use for corn and soybean.
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Cropwatch: Growing degree days & crop water use
The Cropwatch site is a news service of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Crop Water Use in Western Nebraska This NebGuide provides information on average weekly crop water use values for the major crops grown in western Nebraska. The information is best used for planning decisions before the season begins or for long term irrigation system planning.

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