Center-pivot automation: using crop canopy temperature to eliminate irrigation guesswork.

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Year Published: 2006
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Author: Peters, R. T. ; Evett, S. R.
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The development and testing of automatic irrigation scheduling technologies for centre pivots using crop leaf temperature was carried out in Bushland, Texas, USA. A system was created to apply the time temperature threshold (TTT) method of irrigation scheduling to centre pivots using sensors mounted on the pivots themselves. This method involves using infrared thermometers (IRTs) to remotely examine crop canopy temperatures over the course of a day. This system has the potential to free up producers' time, increase yields with less water, and help producers identify problems in their fields as they arise.

Pages: 9 - 10
Volume: 13
Number: 2
Journal: Resource, Engineering & Technology for a Sustainable World
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ISSN: 1076-3333

automation, canopy, centre pivot irrigation, decisionmaking, irrigation, irrigation scheduling, irrigation systems, leaves,sensors, temperature, water use efficiency, Texas, USA, Southern PlainsStates of USA, West South Central States of USA, Southern States of USA,USA, North America, America, Developed Countries, OECD Countries, GreatPlains States of USA, Gulf States of USA, Soil Water Management(Irrigation and Drainage) (JJ800) (Revised June 2002) [formerly SoilWater Management], Automation and Control (NN050), Agricultural andForestry Equipment (General) (NN400), Techniques and Methodology (ZZ900)

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