Improving irrigation efficiency for potatoes
The Soil Wealth/ICP team have set up a new demonstration site at Cowra to demonstrate the benefits of new tools to improve water use efficiency in potatoes.
Marc Hinderager and Kelvin Montagu from Applied Horticultural Research (AHR) are using Wildeye® soil moisture monitors and the IrriSAT app to forecast irrigation requirements and monitor crop water use in centre pivot irrigated potatoes with Dominic Pace, Lachlan Valley Produce, Cowra.
The team will also be using the IrriSAT app to measure crop growth rates, provide crop water use forecasts, and NDVI images to assess crop variability.
This project has been funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government.