Precision Irrigation Articles

  • 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.

  • Cost Effective Irrigation with Centre Pivot Irrigation Systems

    There are certain factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing the best irrigation system for your specific requirements. Some of these factors include the type of crop you are watering, the size of the land which requires irrigation, where your water is coming from and how much labour the system requires to operate. Dragline irrigation or movable pipe systems require far more ...


    By Irrirain

  • Only capitalism can save the planet

    It’s not “sustainable” business when a company takes a long view and targets problems that aren’t going away — it’s smart business. To say the world has changed a lot in the last century is a huge understatement. Industrial, medical and social progress has resulted in unprecedented growth in the world’s population and economy, and ...


    By Ensia

  • Variable Demand Irrigation

    2,000 GPM Turbine pump supplies four 500 GPM pivot sprinklers After three VFD’s failed in less than five years, this farmer decided to try a Cycle Stop Valve. Three years later there have been no problems with the CSV. The system is able to supply one pivot just as easily as all four pivots when ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • Spatial mapping of complex turfgrass sites: site-specific management units and protocols

    Site-specific management units (SSMUs), similar in soil, plant, and irrigation requirements, are foundational to efficient management in precision agriculture. This concept is applied to management of complex turfgrass sites to improve irrigation practices. An experimental mobile unit mapped two golf fairways' turfgrass (Paspalum vaginatum SW.; ‘Salam’) in Naples, FL in summer 2006 on a 2.5 m ...

  • Identification and measurement of summer dormancy in temperate perennial grasses

    There is an apparent increase in frequency of prolonged droughts in regions with Mediterranean climates. This has rekindled interest in the summer dormancy trait for improving drought resistance of temperate perennial pasture grasses. In orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata L.), tall fescue [Lolium arundinaceum (Schreb.) Darbysh.], and phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.), identification of the three ...

  • Site-specific nitrogen and plant density management in irrigated maize

    Economic or environmental benefits resulting from variable-rate (VR) application of N and seed are uncertain in irrigated maize (Zea mays L.) systems with high yield potential. We evaluated different plant population and N management strategies in two irrigated maize fields in Nebraska. Inputs were varied according to yield zones derived from yield maps, detailed maps of soil organic matter ...

  • Comparative research on water and energy-saving irrigation systems in the GAP and Aegean regions of Turkey

    This research was carried out to determine the effects of furrow, sprinkler, drip, mobile nozzle, mobile drip and LEPA (Low Energy Precision Application) irrigation methods on the yields and Water Use Efficiency of cotton in the South Eastern Anatolian Project (GAP) Area and in the Aegean Region. According to the results obtained, the highest yield was produced from the drip irrigation method. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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