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Using moisture sensors to boost irrigation

I am involved with a number of studies on smart irrigation techniques here in Georgia, and the UGA Weather Network data are used to help run smart irrigation apps developed by George Vellidis and Calvin Perry and others down at UGA in Tifton and at Stripling Irrigation Research Park in Camilla. Here is a Southeast Farm Press story about another colleague, Jose Payero at Clemson, on work he is doing to show that use of soil moisture sensors can increase farmers’ net income by almost 20%.