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Exploring Automated Soil Moisture Probes in irrigated broadacre cropping systems


Farmer knowledge gaps still appear to exist in parts of the South-East around the use of soil moisture probes in broadacre systems (both irrigated and dryland cropping systems).


Historically, some work was conducted with scheduling around gypsum blocks and neutron probe systems, however not as much with the capacitance probes that utilise telemetry systems so that continual logging can be utilised to track moisture movement through the soil, and monitor the uptake of moisture by the plants being grown.


The continual logging of the soil moisture data tells a story – this project aimed to “tell the story” and improve farmers knowledge in the use of this technology to make better irrigation decisions.

 

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