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SIP2 - Smarter irrigation in rice growing systems - John Hornbuckle

As the Australian rice industry moves to implement 'Dry Rice' strategies that aim to minimise ponded water time and reduce irrigation water applied to rice crops, precision water management will become critical. This investment aims to develop automated sensing and control for reduced water input rice farming systems to ensure that yields are maximised in a 'Dry Rice' system. The project will develop linked systems capable of sensing soil, water and crop stress; together with weather forecasts; and automated Internet of Things (IoT) irrigation control structures to generate efficiencies in water use and labour while maximising yield.

Project date

15 Jan 2020-15 Feb 2022
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Principal investigator

Cathy Phelps

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Aquaculture Essential oils Fruits Game Grains Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains

AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia, formerly known as Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), are an organisation that proudly focuses on the …

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Aquaculture Essential oils Fruits Game Grains Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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