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April 26 Iowa Learning Farms Webinar: Field-scale Mapping of Evapotranspiration
April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) conservation webinar taking place April 26 at noon CDT will feature Antonio Arenas, assistant professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University. Arenas’ research focuses on modeling and geospatial analysis of water resources. His work includes developing and using fully coupled surface-subsurface watershed models to evaluate flood mitigation strategies and study the fate and transport of nutrients.
In the webinar, “Mapping Evapotranspiration at Field Scale,” Arenas will discuss the analysis and estimation of water consumption by crops at one quarter acre resolution. Sharing evapotranspiration data spanning 2016-2021, he will discuss the correlations between understanding water consumption by crops and water resource management practices.
“With ongoing drought conditions and changes to the availability of water resources, it is beneficial to have a better understanding of water demands and utilization by crops,” said Arenas. “Variability across fields and landscapes makes it crucial to develop accurate water budgets at multiple spatial scales to ensure crop health and robust yields.”
Shortly before 12 p.m. CDT, click here to join: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172