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Water use efficiency

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Water use efficiency (WUE) is a broad concept that can be defined in many ways. For farmers and land managers, WUE is the yield of harvested crop product achieved from the water available to the crop through rainfall, irrigation and the contribution of soil water storage. (IAEA)

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Use efficiency
N/AWater use

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WUE (Water use efficiency)

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