Water-use efficiency and productivity trends in Australian irrigated cotton: a review

Roth, Guy and Harris, Graham and Gillies, Malcolm and Montgomery, Janelle and Wigginton, David (2013) Water-use efficiency and productivity trends in Australian irrigated cotton: a review. Crop and Pasture Science, 64 (12). pp. 1033-1048. ISSN 1836-0947

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Community concerns about environmental issues and scarcity of water in major cotton-growing areas in Australia have stimulated the industry to improve on-farm water-use efficiency and productivity. Governments and industry have made considerable investments to improve water-management outcomes. The data presented in this paper confirm that the research and development investments and activities of farmers in irrigation improvement projects have paid excellent dividends. For scientists, it shows the positive outcomes of previous research projects and opens up new avenues for further research.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 CSIRO. Open Access Article.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2014 05:53
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2018 04:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: cotton; irrigation; crop improvement; water efficiency
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070399 Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820301 Cotton
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1071/CP13315
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25000

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