Development of an adaptive irrigation system to optimize turfgrass irrigation using reclaimed water
Residential lawns, parks, and golf courses all have one thing in common: turfgrass. In the United States alone, turfgrass covers an estimated 200,000 km2 of land. Water requirements are measured as evapotranspiration (ET) and crop coefficient (Kc), which vary depending on local climate and turfgrass species. Typically, measured ET is used as a minimum value for irrigation, thus excess water beyond plant uptake is applied. Using excess water for turfgrass irrigation depletes potable water sources that are also needed for human consumption. To limit water consumption, in-ground sensors that measure ...
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