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Title: An automatic weather station, was installed, calibrated and operated at the Educational Farm of the College of Agriculture, King Saud University. The purpose of this station is to collect the weather data required for irrigation scheduling of wheat crop grown at the site. This paper describes the various components of the station together with the programming and software arrangements for handling the data. A discussion is made on the functioning of the station in the central region, Saudi Arabia and the impact of adoption of such irrigation scheduling technique on the conservation of water, energy and labour requirements. Some recommendations on proper management are reported
Authors: Fawzi S. Mohammad
Ahmed I Al-Amoud
Issue Date: 1992
Abstract: An irrigation scheduling experiment was conducted on wheat crop using climatic data collected continuously from an automatic weather station previously installed and tested at the site. Irrigation scheduling was based on the estimation of evapotranspiration using modified Penman and Jensen Haise methods. Irrigation was started when the readily available water was depleted. The result of this experiment indicated that penman method was more realistic than Jensen Haise method in estimating the actual crop water need. The use of automatic water station for scheduling have demonstrated that, not only water could be saved but crop yield could also increased.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9186
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