Irrigation Technology Systems used in TAWC Project


Smart Crop Systems

The SmartCrop™ system is an irrigation management tool that monitors crop water stress
by measuring crop canopy temperature, and then alerts the producer when irrigation is needed.

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John Deere Field Connect

Field Connect uses field-installed probes to monitor moisture levels at various depths. It then sends the information to a web-based interface where producers can see the data on their computer or mobile device and make timely irrigation decisions from anywhere.

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AquaSpy uses underground soil moisture sensors that communicate with plant roots every three minutes. This information is then relayed to producers' computers where they can read the data provided by AquaSpy to make irrigation decisions.

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TAWC 2014 Irrigation Short Course Presentations

March 11 Meeting:

Irrigating by the Numbers and Understanding the Parameters - Bob Glodt

Cotton Water Supply & Demand - Dr. Dan Krieg

March 18 Meeting:

2014 Pre-Plant and Early Irrigation Strategies - Jim Bordovsky

April 1 Meeting:

TAWC Research Findings - Rick Kellison

Cotton Irrigation Information - Dr. Dan Krieg

April 8 Meeting:

Scheduling Cotton Irrigation (60% PET) - Bob Glodt


TAWC Presentations

Presentation made to the Nebraska Independent Crop Consultants Association on February 13, 2014.

Presentation made to Sorghum U in Levelland, Texas, on January 7, 2014.

Presentation made at the 2nd Biennial Texas Panhandle High-Plains Water Conservation Symposium on February 11, 2014.

Presentation made at the Region O Planning Meeting - April 2014.


Presentations made at 2014 HPACC Meeting

Water Supply & Demand -Dr. Dan Krieg

Texas Alliance for Water Conservation - Rick Kellison

High Plains Water District Update - Jason Coleman and James Powell

Understanding Moisture Probe Data - Brady Hinson

Cotton Production in a Changing Environment - Bill Robertson