OK State University: OSU Cooperative Extension given USDA dollars for irrigation project
Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension received a $775,000 for irrigation management technology. The funding was part of the over $20 million that USDA awarded to 45 projects.
“Recent advances in sensing and telecommunication technologies have made it possible for agricultural producers to utilize sensor-collected information on various parameters (e.g. soil moisture content, canopy temperature, etc.) to fine-tune their irrigation scheduling and minimize possible water losses,” said Saleh Taghvaeian, a water resources specialist on the Oklahoma State University project.
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