Ain Shams University, Egypt
Adaptation of Soil Spectral Reflectance Technique for Monitoring and Managing of Center-Pivot Irrigation Water.
Author(s): Arafa YE
Center pivot irrigation system has the potentiality for economically net –return of various crop patterns, although it’s higher fixed costs inputs. Therefore, water management under the specified center pivot irrigation system can play a crucial role in maximizing water unit productivity and enhancing physical-agricultural resources sustainability. Hereby, the aim of this research was to evaluate the optional of a general reflectance model based solely on soil moisture distribution pattern as a key for on-farm irrigation management under center pivot irrigation system. Data revealed that the relative reflectance was strongly correlated with soil moisture contents. However, the best correlation was found act high soil moisture level between the reflectance values of 700 nm (Red-NIR) wave length and the volumetric water content (R² = 0.9). Moreover, the observed data co.. Read More»