Crop Evapotranspiration, Crop Irrigation and Water Savings

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 154

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Research Center on Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food (LEAF), School of Agriculture (ISA), University of Lisbon, 1649-004 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: reference and crop evapotranspiration; crop water and irrigation requirements; irrigation management; coping with water scarcity; droughts characterization and management; performance of irrigation methods
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Research Center on Landscape, Environment, Agriculture and Food (LEAF), School of Agriculture (ISA), University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: crop and reference evapotranspiration; crop water requirements; irrigation management; modelling; water–yield relations; coping with water scarcity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Evapotranspiration (ET) plays a main role in the water balance at various scales, from the plant and the field to the watershed or the irrigation system. ET allows understanding the hydrological behaviour of natural and cropped ecosystems and adopting improved water resources planning and management. With the increasing competition for water and decreasing water resource availability, the need to cope with water scarcity, droughts and climate change increases the importance of the accurate knowledge and estimation of ET for annual and perennial crops and landscapes. Improved use of ET information allows us to enhance water use performance in agriculture at various scales. Therefore, there is the great need for an accurate scrutiny of the ET measurements, of the weather data collection and of the data processing procedures.

This Special Issue encourages the submission of review and applied research articles that contribute to the accurate measurement and estimation of crop evapotranspiration and transpiration applied to a variety of vegetable and field crops, trees and vines and natural and man-made landscapes. Such knowledge makes it possible to improve crop and irrigation management, support precision agriculture, saving water and environmental protection. Accuracy in data collection and handling is paramount in improving water management and crop yields. Potential topics include a variety of approaches in data collection, evapotranspiration determination and water use issues, as described below.

Prof. Dr. Luis Santos Pereira
Dr. Paula Paredes
Guest Editors

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  • the use of FAO crop coefficients and transpiration coefficients
  • evapotranspiration, aerodynamic and bulk canopy resistance
  • evapotranspiration, irrigation scheduling and water saving
  • tree evapotranspiration
  • traditional and under-utilized vegetable crops
  • remote sensing and irrigation scheduling
  • crop management for controlling ET and yield
  • precision irrigation
  • irrigation scheduling using crop coefficients from fraction of ground cover and height
  • use of model tools

Published Papers

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