Automated camera-based crop and irrigation monitoring

McCarthy, Alison (2016) Automated camera-based crop and irrigation monitoring. In: 18th Australian Cotton Conference (2016), 2-4 Aug 2016, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Plant growth and irrigation advance rate monitoring is required for crop and irrigation management in broadacre surface irrigated fields. However, this monitoring is typically manual, labour-intensive and conducted in a limited number of locations in the field which may not represent the whole field. A thermal camera on a tower has been used to determine location of water in the field during surface irrigation events; and low-cost cameras on field vehicles and irrigation machines have been used to map cotton growth and fruiting. These systems potentially enable automation of surface irrigation cut-off to improve water use efficiency and improve agronomic and irrigation management.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Speech)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 07:08
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 03:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: variable-rate irrigation, machine vision, automation
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070302 Agronomy
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960905 Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management

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