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Smarter Irrigation 2: Plant-based sensing for cotton irrigation

Water is the most limiting factor for cotton production in Australia. This project aims to help optimise the irrigation strategies for fully irrigated and partially irrigated cotton by utilising plant-based sensing techniques including canopy temperature and UAV thermal imaging. This project will also provide technical and extension support to the Australian cotton industry for adoption of irrigation scheduling based on continuous canopy temperature measured using infield infrared sensors.

Project date

1 Jul 2019-30 May 2022
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Principal investigator

Hizbullah Jamali

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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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