Water use efficiency of grain crops in Australia: principles, benchmarks and management

Water Use efficiency of grain crops in Australia principles benchmarks and management

Water availability is a major constraint for production of grain in Australia and improving water use efficiency is a primary target for growers, breeders and agronomists. This publication reflects the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s commitment to improving water use efficiency through projects under the GRDC Water Use Efficiency Initiative, which bring together growers, farming systems groups and researchers across Australia. 

The aim of this publication is to provide decision makers with tools to understand and improve water use efficiency in rainfed systems where water deficit is a perennial problem. Yield limitations sometimes imposed by excess water are not considered in this publication.

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