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Web URL(s):https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2019am/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/120100
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Author(s):Evans, Shane R.; Kopp, Kelly L.; Johnson, Paul G.; Hopkins, Bryan G.
Author Affiliation:Evans, Kopp, and Johnson: Utah State University, Logan, UT; Hopkins: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Title:Can smart irrigation controllers improve water use efficiency in urban landscapes?
Section:C05 turfgrass science
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Turf ecology and management oral I: Physiology, irrigation, and abiotic stress (includes student competition)
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Meeting Info.:San Antonio, Texas: November 10-13, 2019
Source:ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings. 2019, p. 120100.
Publishing Information:[Madison, Wisconsin]: [American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America]
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Canopy temperature; Climate-based controllers; Equipment evaluation; Irrigation controllers; Irrigation efficiency; Normalized Difference Vegetation Index; Percent living ground cover; Soil moisture; Urban landscaping; Water use efficiency
Abstract/Contents:"Residential and commercial landscapes are routinely overwatered to ensure plants remain vibrant and visually pleasing. However, over irrigation can lead to plant disease, nutrient leaching, and depletion of water supply. In recent years, irrigation technology has improved significantly with the advent of smart homes and irrigation controllers. These controllers aim to optimize water use and reduce the amount of water lost below the root zone and through surface runoff. The objective of this study was to compare water use and overall plant health between four different irrigation controllers. The study utilized the normalized difference vegetative index (NDVI) and other measurements including soil moisture content, percent green cover, and canopy temperature. In addition, total water use was compared to the reference evapotranspiration, (ET) and actual ET loss measured using an on-site lysimeter. The standard irrigation controller was scheduled and compared to three different smart irrigation controllers. The schedule of the standard controller was altered each month. Each smart controller was allowed to make its own smart schedule based on responses to a series of questions provided by the controller. Preliminary results show smart irrigation controllers can be more effective than manually programmed irrigation controllers."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Evans, S. R., K. L. Kopp, P. G. Johnson, and B. G. Hopkins. 2019. Can smart irrigation controllers improve water use efficiency in urban landscapes?. Agron. Abr. p. 120100.
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