Soil profile water content sensing system based on TDR
Department of Agriculture
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2260 E COMMERCIAL ST, Meridian, ID, 83642-5970
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AbstractResearchers 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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