Scheduling technologies to improve irrigated water use efficiency...a focus on centre pivots and lateral moves

Raine, Steven (2008) Scheduling technologies to improve irrigated water use efficiency...a focus on centre pivots and lateral moves. In: Combinable Crops 2008, 4 Dec 2008, Chertsey, New Zealand.

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Abstract

Take Home Messages
• Centre pivots and lateral moves are increasingly being adopted by broadacre farmers. However, machine performance is often lower than claimed and should be evaluated.
• Ensure the machine has an adequate capacity and high uniformity of application.
• Scheduling using centre pivots and lateral moves is more complex than other systems–tools are available to assist in assessing different strategies.
• Variable rate application systems provide an opportunity to respond to infield spatial variability
• The next generation of irrigation scheduling tools may involve automated adaptive control systems to maximise crop water use efficiency.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 05:07
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 05:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: irrigation; capacity; uniformity; scheduling; OVERSched
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091302 Automation and Control Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19750

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