Farm-Level Optimal Water Management : assistent for irrigation under deficit, second Executive summery report for FP6-European project nr. 036958

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    Abstract

    FLOW-AID is a 6th Framework European project which started in autumn 2006. Its objective is to contribute to sustainability of irrigated agriculture by developing, testing in relevant conditions, and then optimizing an irrigation management system that can be used at farm level. The system will be used in situations where there is a limited water supply and water quality. The project integrates innovative sensor technologies into a decision support system for irrigation management, taking into consideration relevant factors in a number of Mediterranean countries. Its specific objectives are to develop and test new and innovative, but simple and affordable, technical hardware and software concepts for irrigation under deficit, at farms in a large variety of set-ups and constraints. It focuses on a maintenance free tensiometer; wireless, low-power sensor networks; an expert system to assist farm zoning and crop planning, in view of expected water availability, amount and quality; and a short-term irrigation scheduling module that allocates available water among several plots and schedules irrigation for each one
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationWageningen
    PublisherWageningen UR Glastuinbouw
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

    Publication series

    NamePPO / Rapport
    PublisherWageningen UR Glastuinbouw

    Keywords

    • irrigated farming
    • sustainability
    • testing
    • sensors
    • tensiometers
    • water deficit
    • water management
    • water pollution
    • mediterranean region
    • crop production
    • horticulture
    • decision support systems

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