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- MENG, Zhong-ju; GAO, Yong; YU, Yi; REN, Xiao-meng
- Journal of integrative agriculture 2013 v.12 no.8 pp. 1409-1413
- agricultural resources; case studies; corn; crops; evaporation; humans; industry; irrigation rates; land productivity; oases; population growth; rivers; runoff; water distribution; wheat; China; Yellow River
- ... Hetao Plain, composed of hundreds of oases, is one of the most important grain-producing areas in China. Most crops, especially wheat and corn, depend on irrigation, thus water availability is a key issue for grain productivity on this land. The Yellow River is the main water source for irrigation and a crisis of water resources for agricultural use occurs because of increasingly reduced river flo ...