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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL WATER MANAGEMENT IN HUMID REGIONS Title: Development and application of fuzzy indicator for assessment of soil water flows

Authors
item Krueger, Elena -
item Kurtener, Dmitry -
item Busscher, Warren
item Bauer, Philip

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: January 23, 2010
Publication Date: November 15, 2010
Citation: Krueger, E., Kurtener, D., Busscher, W.J., Bauer, P.J. 2010. Development and application of fuzzy indicator for assessment of soil water flows. In: Kurtener, D.A., Yakushev, V.P., Torbert, H.A., Prior, S.A. and Krueger, E.D., editors. Applications of Soft Computing in Agricultural Field Experimentations. Saint Petersburg, Russia:Agrophysical Research Institute. p. 131-142.

Technical Abstract: Despite abundant rainfall, southeastern sandy Coastal Plains of the USA can be droughty because of low water holding capacity soils. A Sentek frequency domain reflectometry sensor was used to measure volumetric soil water content at 30-minute time steps and 10-centimeter depth intervals to 1 meter. Sensor and rainfall data were collected starting on day of year 153 (June 1) to day of year 259 (September 15). We interpreted data using a semi-quantitative approach, which was based on fuzzy indicators of soil water flow. Results showed that fuzzy indicators of soil water flow could be useful in analysis of the soil water regime.

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