Fully automated center pivot using crop canopy temperature; preliminary result, A
It has been shown that the temperature-time threshold (TTT) method of automatic irrigation scheduling is a viable alternative to traditional soil water based irrigation scheduling in the Southern High Plains. This method was used to fully automate a center pivot in the panhandle of Texas. An array of 16 IRTCs were mounted on the pivot and connected to a datalogger also mounted on the pivot. A separate array of IRTCs were located in stationary positions in the field and connected to a separate datalogger. Two different spread spectrum (900 MHz) radios were connected to a desktop computer located ...
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