TITLE

Engineers: Smart irrigation controllers not so smart

AUTHOR(S)
Burns, Robert
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Southwest Farm Press;11/19/2009, Vol. 36 Issue 22, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the testing of smart irrigation controllers done by Texas AgriLife Extension Service irrigation experts Charles Swanson and Guy Fipps in August 2009 - September 2009. The study found out that the controllers applied 1/3 - 2 1/2 more water than recommended. The controllers uses weather data to adjust the amount of water applied, sensors, and solar radiations, among others. Swanson and Fipps cite that the controllers are still better than manually controlled systems.
ACCESSION #
45666536

 

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