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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1990|
|Event||Proceedings of the Third National Irrigation Symposium held in conjunction with the 11th Annual International Irrigation Exposition - Phoenix, AZ, USA|
Duration: Oct 28 1990 → Nov 1 1990
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