Irrigation Monitoring Articles

  • Irrigation Application Management

    The Irrigation Applications management takes all measurements of the inlet discharge and pressure at the pivot point and pivot end. Especially when the ground is uneven, where we take readings at the highest point. Preferably, this pressure value should be at least 5 PSI higher than the rated value of the pressure regulator, to ensure safety and proper operation, as the regulator must be ...


    By Pierce Corporation

  • Irrigation Advances are Transforming how we Farm

    The American south-west and central plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years. Places like California are already facing very dry conditions, but these are quite gentle compared with some periods in the 12th and 13th Centuries. On this blog and elsewhere, we have often talked about having  ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Large irrigation district adds low-maintenance Doppler sensors to its monitoring mix - Case Study

    Overview Seeking a flow monitoring alternative for areas where mechanical meters were problematic, the Central California Irrigation District found an affordable and reliable solution with AgriFlo XCi meters and Doppler insert velocity sensors. Challenge From its point of origin at Jones Pumping Plant, The 117-mile long Delta Mendota Canal in central California ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Large irrigation district adds low-maintenance Doppler sensors to its monitoring mix

    Overview Seeking a flow monitoring alternative for areas where mechanical meters were problematic, the Central California Irrigation District found an affordable and reliable solution with AgriFlo XCi meters and Doppler insert velocity sensors. Challenge From its point of origin at Jones Pumping Plant, The 117-mile long Delta Mendota Canal in central California ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Irrigation and Nutrition

    Mike, our Agronomist, was recently asked a few questions about irrigation and nutrition for a magazine.  What quality parameters can be influenced (fruit size, flavour, firmness, shelf life, etc.)? All crop quality parameters can be enhanced through correct use of nutrition. Having the ideal strength and balance of nutrients at all stages of the crop cycle ...


    By Hortifeeds

  • Telemetric agrometeorological network in Bulgaria - Case Study

    Case Study Summary Application Agrometeorological network Location Bulgaria Products deployed A850 Telemetry Gateway A753 addWAVE GPRS RTU TR1 Temperature and rel. Humidity sensor RG1 Rain Gauge SP-Lite Solar radiation sensor Contributors Scientact ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Yield prediction and disease advice, frost warning - Case Study

    The National Mexican Weather Station Network Case Study Summary Applications Yield prediction, disease monitoring, frost warning, soil moisture monitoring Location Mexico Products deployed Adcon ETo stations Adcon rain gauge stations ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Canada: Helping Icewine Growers in Ontario - Case Study

    Automatic Weather Stations for Climate Services in Viticulture Case Study Summary Application Monitoring Icewine production Location Ontario, Canada Products deployed A850 Telemetry Gateway A753 addWave UHF ADCON TR1 ADCON WET ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Research and Development

    Many organizations support and encourages the research and development. Nowadays, Irrigation and Agriculture are full of challenges, however there is more opportunities to come over these challenges. Only innovation, research and development can do it. One of the best scientific solutions is the Artificial intelligence, the Artificial Intelligence is approach of computer science to study and ...


    By Pierce Corporation

  • With Tomatoes, Less Is More

    As you round the final bend of Road 95 through the groves of walnut and almond trees, it would be easy to miss Muller Ranch, but for the cluster of pickup trucks circling the driveway. Yet amidst these swaying Yolo County orchards sits a stunning third-generation, family-owned farm, thriving with several thousand acres of processing tomatoes, specialty peppers, corn, wheat, canola, cucumbers, ...


    By Arable

  • Lysimeter Carousel (lysimeter) Gilat Research Station - Case Study

    Lysimeter Carousel is a development of advanced, cost-effective irrigation technologies.The purpose of the system is to measure growth data while providing uniform growth conditions.The system is controlled and managed by an advanced "Crystal OPC" human-machine interface (HMI), which enables the collection, recording, analysis and presentation of the data obtained in a user-friendly, easy to ...


    By CrystalVision Ltd.

  • Black Gold Farm Case Study

    Black Gold Farms is a multi-generation, family owned farming organization that began in North Dakota’s Red River Valley more than 80 years ago. It evolved into a global potato production, sales and service company and industry leader. In combination with its own farms and a network of contracted growers across the USA, Black Gold has 20,000 acres in production and is the nation’s ...


    By McCrometer Connect

  • Briggs and Eggers Orchards Case Study

    The 400-acre Briggs and Eggers Orchards in the fertile Bonita Springs Valley of southern Arizona have been growing apples, peaches and pears since 1968. Owners Lance and Melissa Eggers and Joe and Jean Briggs have been committed to building a strong organic program with sustainable environmental practices since 1990. Granite-rich alluvial soil and moderate, high-elevation Arizona summers allow ...


    By McCrometer Connect

  • Smart Irrigation Month Case Study

    The City of Carmel, Ind., has partnered with irrigation professionals to promote efficient water use and green best practices. In June 2008, a coalition of irrigation experts — including six contractors, a designer and two distributors — met with water department officials to discuss how best to educate residents about solutions to save water and money. Irrigation Association members ...


    By McCrometer Connect

  • Perfect poinsettias for Christmas? Controlling compost moisture can remove the need for chemical growth retardants

    Poinsettias, the classic Christmas pot plant, are grown in their thousands in UK nurseries from late July onwards, but growers have to rely on the use of plant growth regulators (PRGs) to ensure that the optimum height and number of bracts is achieved by early December. With protective environmental legislation threatening to reduce the availability and use of such PGR treatments, a project led ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Multisensor Capacitance Probes for Simultaneously Monitoring Rice Field Soil-Water-Crop-Ambient Conditions

    Abstract: Multisensor capacitance probes (MCPs) have traditionally been used for soil moisture monitoring and irrigation scheduling. This paper presents a new application of these probes, namely the simultaneous monitoring of ponded water level, soil moisture, and temperature profile, conditions which are particularly important for rice crops in temperate growing regions and for rice grown with ...


    By Entelechy Pty Ltd

  • Solution for Submerged Flow Monitoring in Raymond Irrigation District - Case Study

    Raymond Irrigation District (RID) measures the flow rate of water delivered to over 46,000 acres of irrigated land and 300 municipal and agricultural water users in Southern Alberta, Canada. ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Opportunities for saving and reallocating agricultural water to alleviate water scarcity

    As water scarcity worsens globally, there is growing interest in finding ways to reduce water consumption, and for reallocating water savings to other uses including environmental restoration. Because irrigated agriculture is responsible for more than 90% of all consumptive water use in water-scarce regions, much attention is being focused on opportunities to save water on irrigated farms. At ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of two different water sources used for irrigation on the soil geochemical properties and the quality of the Lohan guava (Psidium guajava L. Lohan)

    The effect of two different water sources (treated waste water and lake water) used for irrigation on the soil geochemical properties and the fruit quality parameters of the Lohan guava were studied. The fruits' physical attributes, physicochemical attributes, nutritional attributes, mineral content as well as consumers’ acceptance were evaluated. The properties of the different water sources ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The efficacy of disinfectants against plant pathogens

    In late 2015, a journal article from the European Journal of Plant Pathology was published on research regarding the efficacy of different disinfectants against plant pathogens in irrigation water. All testing as done by the Department of Primary Industries here in Australia for the horticulture and agriculture industries.  The disinfectants tested included chlorine, chlorine dioxide (using ...


    By NW Solutions

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