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Crop Irrigation Scheduling via Simulation-Based Experimentation
Hovav Talpaz and James W. Mjelde
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics
Vol. 13, No. 2 (December 1988), pp. 184-192
Published by: Western Agricultural Economics Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40987980
Page Count: 9
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A method for optimizing the irrigation schedule is presented. When the response surface, generated by "experimenting" with the crop simulation models is concave (convex), an optimal solution can be found. The process is iteratively repeated till convergence is achieved. Corn irrigation scheduling is demonstrated, with soil moisture levels as control variables.
Western Journal of Agricultural Economics © 1988 Western Agricultural Economics Association