Using Plant-Based Sensing Technologies to Optimize Irrigation in Arid/Semi-Arid Urban Landscapes

Affiliation(s)PIProject periodFunded by
DHS Twarakavi, Navin Kumar C 12/01/2012 - 08/31/2014 Southern Nevada Water Authority

Project Description

The primary objective of this proposal is to evaluate the use of the SG-1000 Leaf Sensor for its economic viability for commercial and residential irrigation in urban areas of the southwest United States. This primary goal will be achieved through the following tasks: (a) Compare commercially available irrigation sensors (soil moisture and ET based, ) with the SG-1000 Leaf Sensor for irrigation in urban landscapes. (b) Identify 'representative' plants in the southwest US that can be measured by the SG-1000 leaf sensor to most effectively manage irrigation schedules for arid and semi-arid urban landscapes. (c) Conduct a field study to demonstrate the utility of SG-1000 Leaf Sensors in large-urban landscapes such as golf courses or lawns in commercial settings.

This website uses cookies
We use cookies to personalise content, provide social media features and  analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website. DRI Privacy Policy >>