Rio Grande Basin Initiative

2006-07 Deliverables

Task 4 Research
Principal Investigator(s): John L. Jifon

We mutually agree for John L. Jifon to deliver the following during the period of July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007, using funds from the Rio Grande Basin Initiative:

  1. Complete research quantifying water savings and water-use efficiency of muskmelon (cantaloupe) under regulated deficit irrigation.
  2. Complete studies characterizing the effects of drip tape placement, emitter spacing and irrigation timing on yield and water-use efficiency of drip-irrigated sweet onions.
  3. Establish experiments to compare two strategies for increasing on-farm water-use efficiency: (1) regulated deficit irrigation, and (2) partial root zone drying, and their effects on the physiology, growth, yield and quality of sweet peppers.
  4. Prepare and submit manuscripts based on research items (1) and (2).
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