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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

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

Approach:
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.