Reducing water applications

Authors: Clark, Mary Jane, Dixon, Mike, Tian, Xiuling, Vinson, Katherine, Wang, Linping, Zheng, Youbin

Organizations: University of Guelph

Start Date: 01/04/2008 | End Date: 31/03/2013

Water application technologies were examined and a thorough literature review which identified some promising irrigation technologies for ornamental nursery plant production purposes. One technology in particular, a sensor-based automated irrigation system, was evaluated in a commercial nursery for pot-in-pot tree production and demonstrated that growers could cut their water usage by more than 50%.

Keywords: sensor-based automated irrigation