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Prescription irrigation for center pivot systems: a new agricultural application of remote sensing
Author(s): Eileen M. Perry; R. G. Evans; San Gwoo Han; S. M. Schneider
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Paper Abstract

Center pivot (CP) irrigation systems account for more than half of all sprinkler irrigated lands in the U.S. In the Pacific Northwest, CP systems allow production of potatoes and other crops on sandy soils with variable topography. Prescription CP systems are being developed to reduce recharge to aquifers while maintaining or increasing crop yields. The hardware, software, and communication components for CP systems has been developed, installed and field tested. What is needed is the prescription for site specific applications of water, nitrogen, and pesticides. This paper discusses the role that remote sensing may have in providing some of the necessary spatial inputs to drive the irrigation models, and describes a CP prescription irrigation system that has been developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1996
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2818, Multispectral Imaging for Terrestrial Applications, (4 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256080
Show Author Affiliations
Eileen M. Perry, Batelle Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
R. G. Evans, Washington State Univ. (United States)
San Gwoo Han, Washington State Univ. (United States)
S. M. Schneider, USDA-ARS (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2818:
Multispectral Imaging for Terrestrial Applications
Brian Huberty; Joan B. Lurie; Jule A. Caylor; Pol Coppin; Pierre C. Robert, Editor(s)

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