Crop Water Use – Evapotranspiration (ET)
Log on or create an account to use our Online ETgage Tool for quick recording of and access to weekly ET (crop water use) readings.
- Assembly and Placement of an Evaportranspiration Guage
- How to Assemble and Prepare Watermark Sensors
- How to Stage Crop Growth for Managing Crop Water Use
- Installing Soil Moisture Sensors in the field
The NAWMN project is a system for testing cutting-edge technologies and creating a network with growers, UNL Extension, NRDs, NRCS, and crop consultants, and other interested partners, enables the adoption of water and energy conservation practices.
The article "Nebraska Agricultural Water Management DemonstrationNetwork (NAWMDN): Integrating Research and Extension/Outreach" that was published by Irmak et al., 2010 in the journal of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers presents background information for the network. The NAWMN project started in 2005 with about 15 farmer collaborators and has expanded to over 1400 collaborators in 2015.
The ETgage® is a tool that can be used to mimic evapotranspiration (ET) rates and this information can be utilized for irrigation management. The online ETgage tool gives collaborators an easy-to-use tool for recording readings. This online tool also provides quick, easy access to readings from a specific location.