Tag Archive: Irrigation

Oct 15

Better irrigation in greenhouses and nurseries saves both money and water

The US greenhouse and nursery industry supplies consumers with ornamental plants, vegetable seedlings, and fruit trees for use in gardens throughout North America. Irrigation in greenhouses and nurseries can be difficult to manage, because many of the plants are grown in fairly small pots that may need to be watered several times per day. And …

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Nov 28

Use of Wetland Systems to Treat Nursery Runoff

More than 56.6 million acres of land were irrigated in the United States in 2007, of which 56% was irrigated by sprinkler and microirrigation systems.1  We are developing treatment technologies to cleanse irrigation runoff either before reuse for irrigation or release into the environment.  By developing constructed wetland and vegetative buffer design technologies for use …

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Nov 18

Increasing the Efficiency of Irrigation Water Applications with Smart Sensor Technology

More than 56.6 million acres of land were irrigated in the United States in 2007, of which 56% was irrigated by sprinkler and microirrigation systems. (1)  We are developing advanced sensor technology to precisely monitor plant water use, to allow for better control of irrigation water applications and increase the efficiency of water and nutrient …

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