Real-time adaptive control of furrow irrigation: preliminary results of cotton field trial

McCarthy, Alison and Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel (2012) Real-time adaptive control of furrow irrigation: preliminary results of cotton field trial. In: Irrigation Australia Conference (IAL 2012) , 24-29 Jun 2012, Adelaide, Australia.

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Adaptive control strategies can improve crop water use efficiency by adapting irrigation management to the spatial crop water requirements. A field experiment was conducted in 2011-12 to evaluate real-time adaptive control of furrow irrigated cotton. The flow rate was adjusted during three irrigation events based on real-time feedback from advance and flow meters. Preliminary results indicate that adaptive irrigation control increased cotton growth and reduced water use.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Other)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 03:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: automation; model predictive control; advance rate
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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