International Sugar Journal

An effective approach to delivering sugarcane irrigation extension at Bundaberg based on real time web-based technology* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Bundaberg has a supplementary irrigation water supply capable of supplying approximately one third of the potential annual crop moisture demand and rainfall is often insufficient or inappropriately timed for the seasonal requirements of the sugarcane crop. This situation lead to the development of an extension program designed to improve scheduling techniques to maximise crop utilisation of both water sources. There are several locations across the world where field monitoring of soil moisture is practiced and data are received through web technologies (Kenana Sugar Company, Sudan, Indonesia, Murray Darling Irrigation Area, Australia) but discussions with these groups indicate that data…

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