Soil profile water content sensing system based on TDR

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2012-02152
Agency Tracking Number: 2012-02152
Amount: $450,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.4
Solicitation Number: USDA-NIFA-SBIR-003621
Small Business Information
2260 E COMMERCIAL ST, Meridian, ID, 83642-5970
DUNS: 161928648
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Scott Anderson
 (208) 887-1470
Business Contact
 Scott Anderson
Title: President
Phone: (208) 887-1470
Research Institution
Researchers who develop high water use efficiency plants are in great need of precisely monitoring the uptake of water by their prototype plants at various segments of its root zone. They need to know how each plant variation utilizes water in producing food and from where the water is drawn. Currently they have no accurate options for getting this data. This device will provide a new, accurate tool for studying the water use efficiency and zone of water consumption of various developing plant types. This will increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of developing high water use efficient plants. In other uses the device can provide accurate soil water monitoring for controlling crop irrigation - thus conserving large amounts of irrigation water.

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