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Research Project: Remote Measurement of Soil Water in Grapevines

Location: Water Management Research

Project Number: 2034-13000-012-01-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 25, 2012
End Date: Mar 31, 2017

Determine the feasibility of measuring grapevine water use during deficit irrigation using capacitance probes monitored remotely.

Capacitance probes used to monitor soil water content will be installed on three treatments at 4 locations that are part of the NIFA-SCRI research project to evaluate yield response to deficit irrigation. Data will be collected using a cellular phone and internet protocol. Data will be downloaded and processed daily and compared to the irrigation treatments to evaluate the system.