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Online Professional Irrigation Scheduling Expert System

Objective

Increasing water scarcity and environmental concerns have urged the search for solutions for better water management in irrigated agriculture. Precision irrigation is one of these solutions.
Technologies have developed potential systems, although effective partnerships have to be fostered between private industry and scientific community to shape up some common and complementary solutions.
The project proposes the development of an expert system, based on the exploitation of results from three previous projects in order to acquire data from sensors, match it against a data base, produce decisions on water and energy savings

The innovative solution of the proposal resides (1) on his historical database built upon real case studies, (2) is shared on the web which guarantees cheaper access to this technology and (3) helps changing the current culture and behavior and into getting agricultural exploitation into the use of ICTs.
A) Direct benefits are:
1)Saving water, especially where annual traditional amount of irrigation water is beyond average crop water requirements.
2)Saving energy and manpower required to pump and distribute excess water.
B) Indirect benefits are:
1)Reducing leaching of fertilizers out of the plant root zone
2)Improving water and fertilizers availability for the plant
3)Reducing deep water percolation and contamination to underground aquifer by agricultural chemicals.
4)Providing information about the local soil hydrodynamic characteristics, the advance of wetting front during irrigation events and the depth and daily pattern of root water uptake.
5)Providing information on the hydraulic performance of the irrigation system in use.
6)Providing information on the current crop development and growing stages.
7)Creating a closer relationship between the farmer and his production system. It offers him a better real understanding of water and nutrient balance within water-soil-plant system.
8)Creating consistency in yields between years.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management/irrigation
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 230 205,50
Administrative Contact
María ángeles López Vázquez (Ms.)

Participants (12)

RIEGOS Y TECNOLOGIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 640,40
Address
Calle Circunvalacion Calabardin Aguilas
30880 Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastián Roman Morata (Mr.)
GARCIA VARGAS ANTONIO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 18 088
Address
Calle Los Rasales 6
30520 Jumilla Murcia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antonio García Vargas (Mr.)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 124 682
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Georgia Pahlitzanaki (Mrs.)
ALIKI NIKOLAOU-NIKITA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 56 647,20
Address
Odos Ekalis 17
14562 Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aliki Nikolaou (Mrs.)
KALLIANTZIS I KAI SIA EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 55 270
Address
Pyrgetos
40007 Pyrgetos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Tsatsani (Ms.)
SEEDRI PUUKOOL OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 52 490,80
Address
Polli
69104 Karski Nuia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Grete Laansoo (Mrs.)
D STROGYLIS KAI SIA OE THERMOKIPIA SYKEONOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 53 259,95
Address
Sykeonas
43062 Sykeonas Karditsas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Apostolos Strogilis (Mr.)
DONA HORTA - SOCIEDADE AGRICOLA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 55 001,25
Address
Travessa Do Vale Do Arco 10
2460-302 Barrio Alcobaca
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joana Rafaela Bento Soares (Mrs.)
EUROMEDITERRANEAN IRRIGATORS COMMUNITY
Spain
EU contribution
€ 20 119,50
Address
Paseo De La Habana 26
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Margarita Molina (Ms.)
UNITE TECHNIQUE DU SEMIDE GEIE
France
EU contribution
€ 21 646,20
Address
Place Sophie Laffitte
06902 Sophia Antipolis
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Lidy Thomas (Mrs.)
DAVENPORT JOHN ROBERT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 54 163,20
Address
Falcon Lane Lilly Hall Farm
HR8 2JN Ledbury Hereforshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Davenport (Mr.)
PROGEAGRO,S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 33 350
Address
Calle Doctor Fleming 1 Bajo
30520 Jumilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mari Carmen Marín Rodríguez (Ms.)