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PhD: Monitoring soil water dynamics for improving water use efficiency

To sustain cotton farming under long-term low rainfall conditions, the industry’s water-use efficiency (WUE) must continuously improve.

This PhD project is exploring whether new tools and sensing systems can better estimate the overall 'size of the bucket' within a field to inform decisions about best practice for irrigation on Australian cotton farms, including taking into account irrigation infrastructure characteristics.

Project date

1 Jul 2017-31 Dec 2020
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Principal investigator

Ehsan Zare

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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  • Research organisations

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC), New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), The University of Queensland (UQ), University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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