The results of this investigation showed significant differences in energy balance and evapotranspiration between flooded and aerobic rice ecosystems. Aerobic rice is one of the promising water-saving technologies being developed to lower the water requirements of the rice crop to address the issues of water scarcity. This information should be taken into consideration in evaluating alternative water-saving technologies for environmentally sustainable rice production systems.
Alberto, M.C.R.; Wassmann, R.; Hirano, T.; Miyata, A.; Hatana, R.; Kumar, A.; Padre, A.; Amante, M. Comparisons of energy balance and evapotranspiration between flooded and aerobic rice fields in the Philippines. Agricultural Water Management (2011) 98 (9) 1417-1430. [DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2011.04.011]