Water-Yield Response of a Maize and Bean Intercrop

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1982
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Stewart J.I
Florence K.L
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For many years models for water balance accounting have been used in irrigation (Pereira, 1957; Wallis, 1963; Blore, 1966; Stewart et al., 1974), hydrologic investigation (Pereira and Hosegood, 1962) and in general descriptive climatology (Woodhead, 1970). Their use for assessing crop or pasture performance has not been fully exploited although such models do have broad agroclimatological utility. This has been demonstrated in regional case studies aimed at evaluating crop yield drought response (Stewart and Wangati, 1980; Steward and Hash, 1982). Determining length of growing season (Dowker, 1971) assessing climatic suitability for various crops (Dagg. 1965) and defining intermittent growth behavior in arid zones (Fitzpatrick et al., 1967; Nix and Fitzpatrick, 1969; Salter and Good, 1967).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 45 (1), p. 103-116
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