|Author:||Corwin, D. L. ; Lesch, S. M.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
Site-specific crop management has been proposed as a means of managing the spatial variability of soil related, anthropogenic, topographic, biological and meteorological factors that influence crop yield. A 30 ha cotton field located in the Broadview Water District on the West Side of the San Joaquin Valley in central California was used as the study site. Four recommendations are made on improving cotton productivity: (i) reduce the leaching fraction in highly leached areas (i.e. areas where LF >0.5), (ii) reduce salinity by increasing leaching in areas where salinity is >7.17 dS/m, (iii) increase the plant-available water in coarse-texture areas by more frequent irrigation, and (iv) reduce the soil pH where it exceeds 7.9.
|Pages:||39 - 42|
|Journal:||International salinity forum - managing saline soils andwater: science, technology and social issues. Poster PresentationAbstracts, Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, California, USA,25-28 April 2005|
arid zones, cotton, crop management, crop yield, humanactivity, leaching, meteorological factors, salinity, site factors, soilfertility, soil pH, soil texture, spatial variation, topography, wateravailability, California, USA, Gossypium, Pacific States of USA, WesternStates of USA, USA, North America, America, Developed Countries, OECDCountries, Malvaceae, Malvales, dicotyledons, angiosperms,Spermatophyta, plants, irrigation frequency, arid regions, United Statesof America, Plant Production (FF100), Soil Physics (JJ300), Field Crops(FF005) (New March 2000), Soil Water Management (Irrigation andDrainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management],Soil Fertility (JJ600), Meteorology and Climate (PP500)