NPSI/IAL travel fellowship 2010: site-specific irrigation control and sensing systems

McCarthy, Alison (2011) NPSI/IAL travel fellowship 2010: site-specific irrigation control and sensing systems. Irrigation Australia , 26 (4). pp. 34-35. ISSN 0818-9447

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Dr Alison McCarthy was awarded the NPSI/IAL Travel Fellowship Award in 2010 and conducted a study tour of the US in March 2011 to investigate the development of sensors and control systems for automated real-time site-specific irrigation. Current research has identified that determining irrigation prescriptions is the greatest difficulty in implementing site-specific irrigation. Alison visited Washington State University, commercial variable-rate irrigation companies in Omaha (Nebraska), and United States Department of Agriculture research stations in Sidney (Montana), Maricopa (Arizona), and Bushland and Lubbock (Texas). She looked at the development of spatial sensors for irrigation control systems, the implementation of variable-rate hardware and work towards autonomous irrigation systems.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 01:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: irrigation engineering; water conservation; agricultural productivity
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070103 Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
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

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