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A Crop Water Stress Monitoring System Utilising a Hybrid e-Infrastructure

Gaojie Sun, Hongzhen Xie, Richard O Sinnott

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UTILITY AND CLOUD COMPUTING (UCC' 17) | ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY | Published : 2017

Abstract

There are many challenges involved in irrigation systems in agricultural environments. Many approaches simply support crop watering as a simple standardised solution - watering the fields uniformly. However, depending on the topology of the ground and the crop species that exists, considerable improvements can be achieved that can greatly impact on the overall crop yield. Too little watering or too much watering in the wrong areas can impact the overall output. With the rapid growth in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones, image capture technology is now readily available. If the water-stressed areas could be identified, irrigation systems could offer targeted irrigation to only those ..

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