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A SMARTIRRIGATION MOBILE APP FOR CORN, COTTON, PEANUT, AND SOYBEAN

Investigators
Vellidis, George
Institutions
University of Georgia
Start date
2020
End date
2024
Objective
Our proposal's deliverable is the new SmartIrrigation CropFit App which will offer intelligent management of irrigation for the most extensively irrigated agronomic crops in the United States - corn, cotton, peanut and soybean. The CropFit App will leverage and integrate the existing SmartIrrigation Apps for corn, cotton, and soybean, will add peanut, and will include several new features. It will be cost-free, engaging, dynamic, and provide actionable information to users. The CropFit App will be customizable to individual management zones within fields and our expectations are that it will result in IWUE gains of up to 40% when compared to standard grower scheduling methods. If the CropFit App is widely adopted, this project may result in large gains in the sustainability of our agricultural production systems. Although the CropFit App will be designed to have a national footprint, available funding limits our field-testing to the Southeast.Convert the Irrigator Pro decision support tool into an ET-based soil water balance model.Integrate the existing Corn, Cotton, and Soybean Apps and the modified Irrigator Pro into the new CropFit App.Evaluate and incorporate features that will customize the CropFit App for individual fields.Evaluate the CropFit App with replicated plot studies in Alabama and Georgia.Conduct stakeholder engagement, social science research, and project evaluation activities.Promote adoption of the CropFit App by conducting on-farm evaluations with growers and Extension agents in Alabama and Georgia.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
GEOW-2019-06453
Accession number
1023273
Commodities
Nuts, Seeds