Irrigation and Drainage Systems

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 47–52

Transformation of Yield Response Factor into Jensen's Sensitivity Index

  • E.C. Kipkorir
  • D. Raes

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015578829064

Cite this article as:
Kipkorir, E. & Raes, D. Irrigation and Drainage Systems (2002) 16: 47. doi:10.1023/A:1015578829064


Selection of crop production models for use in economicevaluation and optimization of irrigation systems is limitedby the complex nature of these models and the availability ofmodel parameters. Therefore there is need for simplerestimation models, such as the Doorenbos and Kassam's modeland Jensen's model. In this study a function for transformingthe readily available yield response factors of Doorenbos andKassam's model to the sensitivity index of Jensen model isderived. The derived function can be used to estimate with theJensen's model, the effect of water stress during particularperiods on relative yield.

irrigation interval sensitivity index yield response factor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E.C. Kipkorir
    • 1
  • D. Raes
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Agriculture and Applied Biological SciencesInstitute for Land and Water ManagementLeuvenBelgium

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