STATUS INDEX.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1322
Amount: $45,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Agricultural Instruments Co.
4020 E Coronado Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85718
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 WILLIAM G. GENSLER
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Business Contact
Phone: (602) 299-6742
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
REMOTE DIRECT ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSING OF WATER STATUS IS EMPLOYED TO YIELD A DAILY INDEX OF CROP WATER STATUS. THE SENSORS ARE CALIFBRATED AGAINST A STEM DIAMETER MEASUREMENT TO YIELD A PREDICTIVE, QUANTITATIVE DAILY INDEX. THE INDEX IS TRANSFERRED FROM THE FIELD TO THE GROWER'S HEADQUARTERS OR PICKUP TRUCK BY TELEMETRY. THE SYSTEM HAS LOW CAPITAL AND LABOR INTENSITY. IT IS AMENABLE TO MOST CROP TYPES. AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS IS DEVELOPED FOR A 16,000 HECTARE SYSTEM.

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