Plant based sensing – optimising irrigation timing in limited water

Using plant bases sensing to monitor plant stress has been researched for many years, the challenge was determining how to apply the information so it could be of practical benefit to irrigators. Investment by the CRDC and CSIRO into the use of Canopy Temperature Sensors in cotton have enable the technology to be commercialised with agtech company GoannaAg. The technology can improve irrigation scheduling in both a fully irrigated and a partially irrigated cotton crop
Dr Hiz Jamali – Research Scientist with CSIRO Agriculture and Food talks about the technology and how it can help schedule irrigations to avoid stress during peak growth stages. Peter Lennox is a Cotton Grower from Gunnedah and he talks about how he will be using the technology to help him apply the limited water he has to his crop.