Irrigation Articles

  • A method of calibration and variance analysis with respect to the Penman-Monteith equation for the Turc, Hargreaves and Abtew potential evapotranspiration models

    Introduction: The full ASCE/FAO-56 Penman-Monteith evapotranspiration (PM-ET) equation and crop coefficients are often employed for irrigation scheduling of open-field crops. To obtain PM-ET derived water-use figures requires access to full weather station datasets, which includes radiation, air temperature, wind-speed, and relative humidity measurements. Over the years there have been many ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Clock House Farm, Kent - WET Sensor - Case Study

    Using the WET Sensor to optimise growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume strawberry and raspberry production Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Notable innovators in horticulture, Clock House Farm were ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Precision Irrigation - Case Study

    The NIAB EMR WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre houses an integrated portfolio of cutting-edge growing techniques and trickle irrigation systems for the soft fruit sector. It provides commercial scale demonstrations, one to one expert technical advice, and training workshops. The Centre’s commercially available Precision Irrigation ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • An Instrumented Rhizotron to Investigate the Root Growth In Wheat - Case Study

    There has been much recent interest in modifying root system properties to overcome the effects of soil abiotic stress on crop growth and yield (Lynch 2007; Ghanem et al. 2011). Plant root systems are usually exposed to heterogeneous environmental conditions due to vertical differences in soil moisture and strength. Strong subsurface layers of soil can confine root systems to shallower soil ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • HDPE Canal Liner for Irrigation Water Project in China

    HDPE canal liner is the widely used geomembrane liner products and the essential lining system for the efficient use of water resources due to their features of lowest permeability, excellent anti-seepage and ultra stress crack capacity, etc. More than 45% of water used in the agriculture would be lost due to seepage. HDPE canal liner is an affordable ...

  • Irritec at Fruit Logistica Berlin 2020

    Irritec will be present at Fruit Logistica exhibition, to be held in Berlin, Germany, from February 5th to February 7th 2020. Fuit Logistica covers every single sector of the fresh produce business and provides a complete picture of the latest innovations, products and services at every link in the international supply chain. It thus offers superb networking and contact ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Adapting production to drought

    Many parts of the world face water shortage and drought. As a result, farms and orchards are losing their capacity to produce food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), drought cost the world 29 billion USD in 2018; therefore, it is imperative for governments, crop consultants, and farmers to be proactive. Technology is already available for risk assessment, planning, and ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Not just milk-and-water

    As global demand for milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products continues to grow, cost and energy management concerns are driving the introduction of new technologies in dairies to optimize and control costs of water usage.  In dairy plants, water usage is one of the major costs in the processing of the milk that is both a direct product and a primary raw material used to manufacture ...


    By Veolia Water Technologies

  • Aiming to optimize irrigation levels

    With irrigation being used in many spheres of life and food production methods getting diversified, it is not surprising that research on this topic is getting more specialized. Procedures for analysis, which were restricted earlier to big institutions, need to be widely available so that their reach is extended and science will benefit from more in-depth studies. An increasing number of ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • 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

  • Digging deep for new irrigation methods

    Irrigation is essential to increase food production. However, competing needs and increasing drought makes water for irrigation scarce. Therefore, new methods and strategies are continuously being tested by scientists to improve food production, accompanied by better water use efficiency. This article will examine how modern field tools are helping in this venture. Irrigation Methods ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Technology quarterly the future of Agriculture

    If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen TOM ROGERS is an almond farmer in Madera County, in California’s Central Valley. Almonds are delicious and nutritious. They are also lucrative. Californian farmers, who between them grow 80% of the world’s supply of these ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • 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

  • Almond Grower Slashes Water Usage

    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. The drought in California has reached dire proportions, landing agriculture directly in the ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Rogers uses new tech to grow crops

    Overlooking 175 acres of almond orchards that are utilizing advanced technology to irrigate and farm, sits a barn that was built in the 1870s. Tom Rogers and his brother Dan own the property that is a mix of the past and future of farming in California. The brothers inherited the property that was believed to be purchased by their grandfather in 1916. Yet, Tom Rogers credited his father for ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • New App Helps University Farm Reduce Water Usage

    Each morning when he wakes up, Robert Willmott glances at his cell phone and is reminded of modern technology’s impact on agriculture. The Fresno State campus farm technician checks the WiseConn smart phone app that is virtually connected to the University’s olive orchard. A few clicks verify the 20 acres of trees he oversees are receiving the right amount of water via drip ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Soil Moisture Monitoring – Pastures Case Study

    Agriculture Victoria has installed several soil moisture probes on a range of soil and pasture types across Victoria. Soil moisture probes have helped with making early decisions in the cropping industry for some time with monthly analysis produced as a newsletter by Dale Boyd. The probes are capacitance enviropro probes manufactured in South Australia and are 80 centimetres long with ...


    By Entelechy Pty Ltd

  • Fish Pond Lining Material for Aquaculture Farm in Pakistan

    Fish pond lining material is the kind of HDPE geomembrane liner which is the ideal geosynthetic material used as the anti seepage lining system for fish farm pond. The fish pond lining material has good waterproof ...

  • Green America: Tackling Soil, Sanitation, and Beyond in Haiti

    For a recently published feature about SOIL’s lifesaving sanitation service, Kevin Fitzpatrick of Green America interviewed SOIL Executive Director and Co-Founder Dr. Sasha Kramer about what led her to co-found SOIL, the connection between sanitation and agriculture, and the innovation behind SOIL’s revolutionary composting waste treatment facility. SOIL’s solution ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • The Accurate Way to Soil Moisture Sensing

    Why Acclima soil moisture sensor technology is superior in terms of accuracy and cost Permittivity is a property of matter and is well characterized especially for materials that are electrically non-conductive. Water in its pure form is non-conductive. Permittivity quantifies the charge holding capacity for insulating materials. It is the ratio of stored electric charge to an applied ...


    By Acclima, Inc.

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