Coleambally Irrigation Area (wheat)
A flux tower was located over a maize/wheat rotation on ~ 60 ha of private farming land in the Coleambally Irrigation Area (CIA) in south eastern New South Wales. Once the maize was harvested (ColeamballyIrrigationArea_Maize), the flux tower was re-positioned on 17 May 2011 to account for the predominate winter wind direction and improve fetch. It remained in-situ until 03 December 2011, 10 days post-wheat harvest.

Soils are this site are classified as transitional red-brown earth and have a bulk density of 1600 kg/m3 at depths of 0 – 0.3 m. Observed maximum daily temperatures ranged from 32.2 °C on 01 February 2010 and 5.8 °C on 08 July 2011. Observed rainfall was~ 204 mm over the 2011 winter growing season. Surface irrigation water was applied via a bed and furrow system and the total volume was 2.6 ML/ha. Fertiliser rates for the wheat crop are unknown. Crop yield and harvest index for the wheat crop were 5.0 t/ha and 0.61, respectively.
Created by Camilla Vote, Creation date: 2017-12-12 07:19, Modified by Camilla Vote, Modified date: 2018-10-25 10:37
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2011-05-06 - 2011-12-13
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Camilla Vote (2017 ) Coleambally Irrigation Area (wheat) OzFlux: Australian and New Zealand Flux Research and Monitoring hdl: 102.100.100/61765
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