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Speaker: Dr. Lloyd Nackley
The traditional feel-and-appearance approach used to determine irrigation scheduling works when there are enough people to check plants regularly and determine when to turn the water on. The catch is, it does a poor job a determining when to turn the water off! Soil moisture sensors are promoted as a method for automating irrigation management, at least in part. This seminar will discuss the findings from a recent project that evaluated the performance, consistency, accuracy, and affordability of commercially available soil moisture sensors deployed in field and container nursery systems.