AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR IRRIGATION TRIAL MANAGEMENT

R. Testolin
Basic philosophy underlaying hardware and software for a data logger-computer devoted to irrigation trial management is described.

Weather data are collected from electronic sensors, then processed by a desk-top computer and stored into a cassette recorder. From these data variables for hydrologic balance (Effective Rainfall, ET) can be computed and daily hydrologic balance updated. As balance reaches a limit value, the irrigation program is automatically executed for all the plots one by one.

Such a system operated quite satisfactorily during two years.

Testolin, R. (1988). AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR IRRIGATION TRIAL MANAGEMENT. Acta Hortic. 228, 53-60
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.228.4
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.228.4

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