|Author:||Dillon, C. R. ; Saghaian, S. ; Salim, J. ; Kanakasabai, M.|
|Book Group Author:||NA|
While irrigation has been used to increase crop yields, increase profitability and reduce production risks, interest in subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) offers new spatial management opportunities. Producers must consider irrigation strategy (uniform rate, variable rate), water storage (e.g. optimal pond location) and management zone delineation. Results of this study help substantiate why interest in subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) has increased. Uniform rate SDI is shown to be most profitable when water resources are not limited, while variable rate SDI is economically advantageous when water resources are limited. Site-specific pond location according to soil type also shows particular economic promise.
cost benefit analysis, economic evaluation, maize,management units, models, optimization, precision agriculture,profitability, returns, soil types, storage, subsurface irrigation,trickle irrigation, water availability, water resources, Kentucky, USA,Zea mays, Zea, Poaceae, Cyperales, monocotyledons, angiosperms,Spermatophyta, plants, eukaryotes, Appalachian States of USA, SouthernStates of USA, USA, North America, America, Developed Countries, OECDCountries, East South Central States of USA, corn, precision farming,risk management, site specific crop management, United States ofAmerica, Agricultural Economics (EE110), Field Crops (FF005) (New March2000), Plant Production (FF100), Soil Morphology, Formation andClassification (JJ400), Soil Water Management (Irrigation and Drainage)(JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly Soil Water Management], WaterResources (PP200)