Field comparison and crop production modeling of sweet corn and silage maize (Zea mays L.) with treated urban wastewater and freshwater
Hoi-Fei Mok, Kithsiri Bandara Dassanayake, Graham Hepworth, Andrew J Hamilton
Irrigation Science | SPRINGER | Published : 2014
The authors would like to acknowledge the administrative support and research assistance from Goulburn Valley Water staff, particularly Stuart Harris, Peter Jackson, and Darren Sharman; field research assistance from Sampath Ariyatilaka, Kristal Burry, Gerlinda Sharman, and Viviana Valencia Zuluaga; irrigation support from Matt Wishart at Water Plus Irrigation and Doug Walker at Doug Walker Irrigation Design; earthworks services from Joe Closter at JP Closter Earthmoving; agronomic services from Dave Landmeter and Les Mitchell at Agrisearch; crop advice from Doug Clark at Pioneer; harvest assistance from Keit Kuuskmann, Stephanie Lie, Gregory Morin, Sandra Remmelgas, and Sven Ueckermann; laboratory assistance from Najib Ahmedy, Xing Chen, Ben Grasso, Carmel Lancaster, Helen Suter, and Tony Weatherley at The University of Melbourne; and equipment donations from Billabong Garden Complex. The Chroma Meter was kindly supplied by the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, and we thank Christine Frisina, Simone Kreidl, and Glenn Hale for training us in its use and providing useful advice on the quantification of color measurement. Neil Huth and Justin Fainges from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation gave crucial technical assistance and advice in the APSIM modeling. Funding for this study comes from Goulburn Valley Water, the Dookie 21 initiative, and Gaye and John Gaylard.