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Research Project: Precipitation and Irrigation Management to Optimize Profits from Crop Production

Location: Soil and Water Management Research

Title: Irrigation technology management and scheduling

item Evett, Steven - Steve

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/17/2021
Publication Date: 3/18/2021
Citation: Evett, S.R. 2021. Irrigation technology management and scheduling [abstract].Irrigation Association Industry Insights Webinar Series, March 18, 2021, Virtual.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Advances for effective irrigation management are increasingly enabled by unattended data acquisition using internet-of-things (IOT) approaches. These approaches combine advanced sensors and wireless data transmission to automatically and transparently convey field data to the internet. Users, either human or machine, then can access and act upon the data from nearly anywhere in the world. Particularly in the case of machines automatically acting on the data, robustness, reliability and accuracy of data are crucial to preventing unintended outcomes of machine operations and continued supply of key services. Low cost, low power and solar-powered systems are important to enable market entry of advanced decision support systems based on IOT data acquisition approaches. This presentation will focus on emerging IOT sensor technologies and their use in a decision support system for variable rate center pivot irrigation to improve crop water productivity.