Developing crop coefficients for desert turfgrass calibrating reference ET with turf water use

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Abstract

A program is underway by the University of Arizona to empirically determine water use rates for cool and warm season turf grasses, and to compare these water use rates with an atmospheric (reference) demand for water vapor in order to calculate crop coefficients (Kc) values for desert turfs. These Kc values will be used in the future with near real time evapotranspiration (ET) estimates to calculate soil moisture replacement values available for use by turf managers. This type of public program is being developed to promote water conservation among turfgrowers and clientele in Arizona. This paper deals with the protocol for developing and evaluating turfgrass Kc values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalASAE Publication
Issue number4-90
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventProceedings of the Third National Irrigation Symposium held in conjunction with the 11th Annual International Irrigation Exposition - Phoenix, AZ, USA
Duration: Oct 28 1990Nov 1 1990

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  • Engineering(all)

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