Review of precision irrigation technologies and their application

Smith, R. J. and Baillie, J. N. and McCarthy, A. C. and Raine, S. R. and Baillie, C. P. (2010) Review of precision irrigation technologies and their application. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland, National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


Precision irrigation is still in its infancy both in Australia and internationally. Despite the widespread promotion and adoption of precision agriculture in dry land cropping systems, the concept of precision irrigation or irrigation as a component of precision agricultural systems has not been widely canvassed nor its potential evaluated. This report is the outcome from a NPSI funded review of relevant irrigation research, existing technologies and the use of precision irrigation. It includes an assessment of the role of current irrigation application technologies in precision irrigation, as well as variable rate applications, adaptive control and the sensing and decision support requirements. The review also provides a framework to guide research and development of precision irrigation and its associated sensing, control, and decision support technologies.

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Additional Information: NCEA Publication 1003017/1. Copyright National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 05:21
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2015 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: irrigation technologies; overview; dry land cropping; precision agriculture; sprinkler; micro; surface; decision support
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070107 Farming Systems Research
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural 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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