The Landscape Futures Program provides expert advice on issues related to water and irrigation activities.
Final Evapotranspiration MasterClass
In collaboration with the CRC for Irrigation Futures Wayne Meyer conducts master classes on water and irrigation issues as part of an outreach program for the irrigation industry, including discussion of options for adjustments to water restrictions.The third ET MasterClass will be held in Sydney 9-10 February 2010. Presenters are Dr Jim Wallace CSIRO, Professor Wayne Meyer University of Adelaide and Dr Evan Christen CSIRO.
Accurate calculation of the amount of water required by crops in Australia is essential to ensuring optimal crop growth and yield as well as making the most efficient use of irrigation water drawn from surface and groundwater sources. Current crop water requirement estimation methods are based on the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Guidelines that were revised in 1998. Recent improvements to this method have been demonstrated for Australian crops and this new method will be made available.
Content areas to be covered:
- ET in an agricultural and science context
- Background theory on the Penman-Monteith equation and crop factors (FAO56)
- Latest research and practice on evapotranspiration
- Progress on a new ‘one-step' crop water requirement calculation method.
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