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Selective Deficit Irrigation on 10,440 Hectares of Tree Farm: A Case Study of a Successful Emergency and Drastic Irrigation Cost Saving Measure

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  5th National Decennial Irrigation Conference Proceedings, 5-8 December 2010, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona USA  IRR10-9596.(doi:10.13031/2013.35869)
Authors:   Nabil Mohamed
Keywords:   Deficit irrigation, Scientific Irrigation Management, I-SCADA, Drip irrigation, Pacific Albus, Hybrid Poplar, Fiber

Early 2009 the depressed US housing and timber markets forced a cutback in lumber production at the saw mill located on GreenWood Resources (GWR) Boardman Tree Farm (BTF). The decreased revenues necessitated a significant reduction in the 2009 operating budget of BTF.

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