Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 52 issue 4 (august 2018) : 448-451

Establishment of irrigation schedule for rice cropping seasons in the Long Xuyen Quadrangle, Vietnam using Cropwat model

Truong An Dang
1VNU-HCM, University of Science 227 Nguyen Van Cu Str., 5 Dist., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Cite article:- Dang An Truong (2018). Establishment of irrigation schedule for rice cropping seasons in the Long Xuyen Quadrangle, Vietnam using Cropwat model. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 52(4): 448-451. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-314.
This study is conducted to determine the appropriate irrigation water amount for three main cropping seasons (TMCS) of rice in the Long Xuyen Quadrangle, Vietnam (LXQ). In the work, the Cropwat crop model was used to calculate irrigation water amount for winter-spring (WS), summer-autumn (SA) and autumn-winter (AW) crops based on meteorological data collected in period from 1998 to 2017. Simulation results carried out that WS crop was needed more irrigation water than SA and AW crops. The highest irrigation water requirement (IWR) of WS, SA and AW crops occurred on development stage with approximately values 207.1 mm, 205.8 mm and 102.3 mm respectively. The results showed that the proposed model is successfully applied to define crop water requirement (CWR) and irrigation requirement in the context of climate change leading to irrigation water scarcity.
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