Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland

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Eberhard, J., McHugh, A., Scobie, M., Schmidt, E., McCarthy, A., Uddin, Md J., McKeering, L. and Poulter, R.. 2013. Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
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Improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation in South East Queensland

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AuthorsEberhard, J. (Author), McHugh, A. (Author), Scobie, M. (Author), Schmidt, E. (Author), McCarthy, A. (Author), Uddin, Md J. (Author), McKeering, L. (Author) and Poulter, R. (Author)
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages48
Year2013
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://www.usq.edu.au/ncea
Abstract

This document provides an overview and summary of selected activities of Research and Development Support (RADS ) through the South East Queensland Irrigation Futures (SEQ-IF) program and the tools and technologies
investigated by the NCEA. The document is not a comprehensive and all inclusive handbook for modern day
irrigation practice but outlines many issues encountered in South East Queensland irrigation communities. The report highlights the opportunities for and potential solutions towards improving irrigation efficiency through precision irrigation.
While technical detail has deliberately been kept to a minimum, examples of leading edge technologies are
provided, with sufficient technical background and case study examples to illustrate the use of these technologies
for improved irrigation management.

Keywordsprecision irrigation; precision agriculture; turf; dairy; flowers; horticulture; nursery; EMI; NDVI; KMSI; irrigation efficiency
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020300210. Sustainable agricultural development
300208. Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
300201. Agricultural hydrology
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Antille, D. L., Huth, N. I., Eberhard, J., Marinoni, O., Cocks, B., Poulton, P. L., Macdonald, B. C. T. and Schmidt, E. J.. 2016. "The effects of coal seam gas infrastructure development on arable land in southern Queensland, Australia: field investigations and modeling." Transactions of the ASABE. 59 (4), pp. 879-901. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.59.11547
Remote monitoring and automatic detection of grain crop attributes
McCarthy, Alison, Tscharke, Matthew and Schmidt, Erik. 2014. Remote monitoring and automatic detection of grain crop attributes. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Automated site-specific irrigation framework and evaluation
McCarthy, Alison. 2016. "Automated site-specific irrigation framework and evaluation." Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition 2016: Irrigation - For Prosperity and Wellbeing. Melbourne, Australia 24 - 26 May 2016
VARIwise: site-specific surface irrigation and fertigation using adaptive control
McCarthy, Alison. 2015. "VARIwise: site-specific surface irrigation and fertigation using adaptive control." 2015 Cotton Irrigation Technology Tour. Emerald & Moree & Nevertire, Australia 10 - 12 Feb 2015 Australia.
Development of an integrated plant-based image sensing system for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation in cotton
McCarthy, Alison and Nguyen, Tai. 2015. Development of an integrated plant-based image sensing system for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation in cotton. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Control and sensing systems for automated site-specific irrigation
McCarthy, Alison. 2015. "Control and sensing systems for automated site-specific irrigation." CCA Cropping Solutions Seminar 2015. Moree, Australia 29 - 30 Jul 2015
Automated site-specific control and sensing for irrigating dairy pastures
McCarthy, Alison. 2015. "Automated site-specific control and sensing for irrigating dairy pastures." Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre Open Day 2015: Tips, Tools and Technologies to Better Manage Climate Variability. Burnie, Australia 02 Dec 2015
Image analysis and artificial intelligence based approach for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation
McCarthy, Alison, Nguyen, Tai and Raine, Steven. 2015. "Image analysis and artificial intelligence based approach for soil-water and nitrogen status estimation." 2nd Australian Cotton Research Conference 2015: Science Securing Cotton's Future. Toowoomba, Australia 08 - 10 Sep 2015 Australia.
Data requirements for automated model-based control of irrigation and fertiliser application
McCarthy, Alison and Raine, Steven. 2015. "Data requirements for automated model-based control of irrigation and fertiliser application." Acuna, T., Moeller, C., Parsons, D. and Harrison, M. (ed.) 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015: Building Productive, Diverse and Sustainable Landscapes (AAC 2015). Hobart, Australia 20 - 24 Sep 2015 Warragul, Australia.
Managing lateral infiltration on wide beds in clay and sandy clay loam using Hydrus 2D
Akbar, Ghani, Raine, Steven, McHugh, Allen David and Hamilton, Greg. 2015. "Managing lateral infiltration on wide beds in clay and sandy clay loam using Hydrus 2D." Irrigation Science. 33 (3), pp. 177-190. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-014-0458-9
Estimation of wet canopy bulk stomatal resistance from energy flux measurements during sprinkler irrigation
Uddin, Jasim M., Smith, Rod J., Hancock, Nigel H. and Foley, Joseph P.. 2016. "Estimation of wet canopy bulk stomatal resistance from energy flux measurements during sprinkler irrigation." Biosystems Engineering. 143, pp. 61-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2015.12.017
A new approach to estimate canopy evaporation and canopy interception capacity from evapotranspiration and sap flow measurements during and following wetting
Uddin, J., Foley, J. P., Smith, R. J. and Hancock, N. H.. 2016. "A new approach to estimate canopy evaporation and canopy interception capacity from evapotranspiration and sap flow measurements during and following wetting." Hydrological Processes. 30 (11), pp. 1757-1767. https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10739
Evaluation of the performance of automated bay irrigation of pasture and fodder
Smith, Rod, Uddin, Jasim and Gillies, Malcolm. 2015. "Evaluation of the performance of automated bay irrigation of pasture and fodder." Irrigation Australia Regional Conference 2015. Sydney, Australia 26 - 28 May 2015 Sydney, Australia.
Smart automated furrow irrigation of cotton
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm. 2015. "Smart automated furrow irrigation of cotton." Irrigation Australia Regional Conference 2015. Sydney, Australia 26 - 28 May 2015 Sydney, Australia.
Micrometeorology of sprinkler irrigation
Hancock, N. H., Uddin, J. M., Smith, R. J. and Foley, J. P.. 2015. "Micrometeorology of sprinkler irrigation." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 200, pp. 293-301. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.10.010
Evaluation of the performance of automated bay irrigation
Smith, Rod, Uddin, Jasim and Gillies, Malcolm. 2014. Evaluation of the performance of automated bay irrigation. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Controlling surface irrigation using digital devices
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm. 2014. "Controlling surface irrigation using digital devices." Keppell, Mike and Reushle, Shirley (ed.) 2nd Digital Rural Futures Conference 2014. Toowoomba, Australia 25 - 27 Jun 2014 Toowoomba, Australia.
High performance automated furrow irrigation
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm. 2014. "High performance automated furrow irrigation ." 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future. Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Aug 2014 Narrabri, Australia.
Are evaporation losses in sprinkler irrigation high?
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod, Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph. 2014. "Are evaporation losses in sprinkler irrigation high?" 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future. Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Aug 2014 Narrabri, Australia.
A simple strategy to manage furrow irrigation efficiently
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm. 2014. "A simple strategy to manage furrow irrigation efficiently." 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future. Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Aug 2014 Narrabri, Australia.
Selection of irrigation duration for high performance furrow irrigation on cracking clay soils
Smith, Rod, Uddin, Jasim and Gillies, Malcolm. 2014. "Selection of irrigation duration for high performance furrow irrigation on cracking clay soils." Irrigation Australia Conference 2014: Water for Life, Future for All. Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 06 Jun 2014 Sydney, Australia.
Can advected energy affect the water use efficiency in sprinkler irrigation?
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod, Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph. 2014. "Can advected energy affect the water use efficiency in sprinkler irrigation? " Irrigation Australia Conference 2014: Water for Life, Future for All. Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 06 Jun 2014 Sydney, Australia.
Estimation of canopy interception under sprinkler irrigation: a new approach
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod, Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph. 2014. "Estimation of canopy interception under sprinkler irrigation: a new approach." Irrigation Australia Conference 2014: Water for Life, Future for All. Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 06 Jun 2014 Sydney, Australia.
Automated camera-based height and flower detection for wheat and chickpea
McCarthy, Alison and Tscharke, Matthew. 2014. "Automated camera-based height and flower detection for wheat and chickpea." 5th International Workshop on Applications of Computer Image Analysis and Spectroscopy in Agriculture (ASABE 2014). Montreal, Canada 12 - 13 Jul 2014 St. Joseph, MI. United States.
Real-time irrigation decision-making and control for site-specific irrigation of cotton using a centre pivot, 2012/13
McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel. 2014. "Real-time irrigation decision-making and control for site-specific irrigation of cotton using a centre pivot, 2012/13." Irrigation Australia Conference 2014: Water for Life, Future for All. Gold Coast, Australia 02 - 06 Jun 2014 Sydney, Australia.
VARIwise: towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide
McCarthy, A. C.. 2014. "VARIwise: towards autonomous irrigation and a grower's guide." IRRICOMM – communication of irrigation research in cotton (2014). Narrabri, Australia 11 - 12 Mar 2014 Narrabri, Australia.
Autonomous site-specific irrigation control: the current state and a vision of a future system [Keynote]
McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm. 2014. "Autonomous site-specific irrigation control: the current state and a vision of a future system [Keynote]." Keppell, Mike and Reushle, Shirley (ed.) 2nd Digital Rural Futures Conference 2014. Toowoomba, Australia 25 - 27 Jun 2014 Toowoomba, Australia.
Real-time control approaches for site-specific irrigation and fertigation optimisation
McCarthy, Alison, Nguyen, Tai and Raine, Steven. 2014. "Real-time control approaches for site-specific irrigation and fertigation optimisation." Keppell, Mike and Reushle, Shirley (ed.) 2nd Digital Rural Futures Conference 2014. Toowoomba, Australia 25 - 27 Jun 2014
Field-scale evaluation of furrow fertigation using liquid nitrogen
Antille, Diogenes L. and McCarthy, Alison C.. 2014. "Field-scale evaluation of furrow fertigation using liquid nitrogen." 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future. Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Aug 2014 Narrabri, Australia.
Effect of spatial variability on data requirements for site-specific irrigation
McCarthy, Alison. 2014. "Effect of spatial variability on data requirements for site-specific irrigation." 17th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2014): Our Fibre, Our Focus, Our Future. Gold Coast, Australia 05 - 07 Aug 2014 Narrabri, Australia.
Management to improve soil productivity and maximise lateral infiltration in permanent bed-furrow irrigation systems
Hamilton, Greg, Akbar, Ghani, Hassan, Iqbal, Raine, Steve, McHugh, Allen, Fisher, Peter, Bakker, Derk and Sheppard, Jessica. 2014. "Management to improve soil productivity and maximise lateral infiltration in permanent bed-furrow irrigation systems." Patti, Antonio, Tang, Caixan and Wong, Vanessa (ed.) 2014 National Soil Science Conference. Melbourne, Australia 23 - 27 Nov 2014 Melbourne, Australia.
Assessing soil properties of rehabilitated grazing pastures for sustainable and economically viable beef cattle operations: progress report
Bennett, J. McL., Melland, A. R. and Eberhard, J. E.. 2014. Assessing soil properties of rehabilitated grazing pastures for sustainable and economically viable beef cattle operations: progress report. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Simulation of irrigation control strategies for cotton using model predictive control within the VARIwise simulation framework
McCarthy, Alison C., Hancock, Nigel H. and Raine, Steven R.. 2014. "Simulation of irrigation control strategies for cotton using model predictive control within the VARIwise simulation framework." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 101, pp. 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2013.12.004
Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven. 2015. "Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines." Billingsley, John and Brett, Peter (ed.) Machine vision and mechatronics in practice. Heidelberg, Germany. Springer. pp. 177-184
Development and simulation of sensor-based irrigation control strategies for cotton using the VARIwise simulation framework
McCarthy, Alison C., Hancock, Nigel H. and Raine, Steven R.. 2014. "Development and simulation of sensor-based irrigation control strategies for cotton using the VARIwise simulation framework." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 101, pp. 148-162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2013.12.014
Quantifying the impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) activities on the soil resource of agricultural lands in Queensland, Australia
Vacher, C. A., White, S., Eberhard, J., Schmidt, E., Huth, N. I. and Antille, D. L.. 2014. "Quantifying the impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) activities on the soil resource of agricultural lands in Queensland, Australia." American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting (ASABE 2014). Montreal, Canada 13 - 16 Jul 2014 St. Joseph, MI. United States.
Development and application of process-based simulation models for cotton production: a review of past, present, and future directions
Thorp, K. R., Ale, S., Bange, M. P., Barnes, E. M., Hoogenboom, G., Lascano, R. J., McCarthy, A. C., Nair, S., Paz, J. O., Rajan, N., Reddy, K. R., Wall, G. W. and White, J. W.. 2014. "Development and application of process-based simulation models for cotton production: a review of past, present, and future directions." Journal of Cotton Science. 18 (1), pp. 10-47.
Coals seam gas (CSG) in agriculture - a review: technical and market analysis for Australia
Yusaf, Talal, Hamawand, Ihsan, Schmidt, Erik, Binnie, James, Rees, Steven and Chakrabarty, Sayan. 2014. "Coals seam gas (CSG) in agriculture - a review: technical and market analysis for Australia ." Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 8, pp. 149-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2014.08.005
Traffic and tillage effects on runoff and soil loss on the Loess Plateau of northern China
Wang, Xiaoyan, Gao, Huanwen, Tullberg, J. N., Li, Hongwen, Kuhn, Nikolaus, McHugh, A. D. and Li, Yuxia. 2008. "Traffic and tillage effects on runoff and soil loss on the Loess Plateau of northern China." Australian Journal of Soil Research. 46 (8), pp. 667-675. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR08063
Controlled traffic farming with no tillage for improved fallow water storage and crop yield on the Chinese Loess Plateau
Wang, Qingjie, Chen, Hao, Li, Hongwen, Li, Wenying, Wang, Xiaoyan, McHugh, A. D., He, Jin and Gao, Huanwen. 2009. "Controlled traffic farming with no tillage for improved fallow water storage and crop yield on the Chinese Loess Plateau." Soil and Tillage Research. 104 (1), pp. 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2008.10.012
Seed zone properties and crop performance as affected by three no-till seeders for permanent raised beds in arid northwest China
He, Jin, Li, Hongwen, McHugh, Allen David, Wang, Qingjie, Li, Hui, Rasaily, Rabi Gautam and Sarker, Khokan Kumer. 2012. "Seed zone properties and crop performance as affected by three no-till seeders for permanent raised beds in arid northwest China ." Journal of Integrative Agriculture. 11 (10), pp. 1654-1664. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2095-3119(12)60168-3
Controlled traffic farming restores soil structure
McHugh, A. D., Tullberg, J. N. and Freebairn, D. M.. 2009. "Controlled traffic farming restores soil structure." Soil and Tillage Research. 104 (1), pp. 164-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2008.10.010
Evaluation of sap flow sensors to measure the transpiration rate of plants during canopy wetting and drying
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod, Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph. 2014. "Evaluation of sap flow sensors to measure the transpiration rate of plants during canopy wetting and drying." Journal of Agricultural Studies. 2 (2), pp. 105-119. https://doi.org/10.5296/jas.v2i2.6134
Advances in intelligent and autonomous systems to improve irrigation and fertiliser efficiency
Raine, Steven R. and McCarthy, Alison C.. 2014. "Advances in intelligent and autonomous systems to improve irrigation and fertiliser efficiency." Currie, L. D. and Christensen, C. L. (ed.) Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community. Palmerston North, New Zealand 18 - 20 Feb 2014 Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Real-time, web-enabled adaptive control and monitoring of surface and overhead irrigation systems
McCarthy, Alison, Gillies, Malcolm and Smith, Rod. 2013. "Real-time, web-enabled adaptive control and monitoring of surface and overhead irrigation systems." Lamb, David (ed.) 1st Digital Rural Futures Conference: Smart Farms - Smart Regions (DRF 2013). Armidale, Australia 26 - 28 Jun 2013 Armidale, Australia.
VARIwise simulation of variable-rate irrigation of cotton via adaptive control: first results
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven. 2010. "VARIwise simulation of variable-rate irrigation of cotton via adaptive control: first results." 15th Australian Cotton Conference 2010: Fashioning the Future. Gold Coast, Australia 10 - 12 Aug 2010 Gold Coast, Australia.
Development of a sensing system for automated cotton fruit load and vegetation estimation
McCarthy, Alison and Hancock, Nigel. 2013. "Development of a sensing system for automated cotton fruit load and vegetation estimation." Whitehouse, Mary (ed.) Inaugural Australian Cotton Research Conference 2013: Stimulating Science in Cotton. Narrabri, Australia 08 - 11 Sep 2013
Annual report 2008: South-East Queensland Irrigation Futures: research and development support
Raine, S. R. and McHugh, A. D.. 2009. Annual report 2008: South-East Queensland Irrigation Futures: research and development support. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Development and application of biofilter systems for intensive livestock operations to minimise odour emissions and nuisance potential
Dunlop, Mark, Hudson, Neale, Sohn, Jae Ho, Yoo, Yong Hee and Schmidt, Erik. 2005. Development and application of biofilter systems for intensive livestock operations to minimise odour emissions and nuisance potential. Brisbane, Australia. Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.
Evaporation and sapflow dynamics during sprinkler irrigation of cotton
Uddin, J., Smith, R. J., Hancock, N. H. and Foley, J. P.. 2013. "Evaporation and sapflow dynamics during sprinkler irrigation of cotton." Agricultural Water Management. 125, pp. 35-45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2013.04.001
South-east Queensland irrigation futures research and development support: progress report
McHugh, A. D. and Eberhard, J.. 2011. South-east Queensland irrigation futures research and development support: progress report. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Real-time adaptive control of furrow irrigation: preliminary results of cotton field trial
McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel. 2012. "Real-time adaptive control of furrow irrigation: preliminary results of cotton field trial." Irrigation Australia Conference (IAL 2012). Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.
Real-time model predictive control of surface irrigation for cotton: setup of field trial
McCarthy, Alison, Smith, Rod and Hancock, Nigel. 2012. "Real-time model predictive control of surface irrigation for cotton: setup of field trial." 16th Australian Cotton Conference (ACC 2012): Growing Better all the Time. Gold Coast, Australia 14 - 16 Aug 2012 Gold Coast, Australia.
Precision agriculture technologies for the Australian nut industries
McCarthy, Alison and Jensen, Troy. 2012. "Precision agriculture technologies for the Australian nut industries." 3rd Australian Nut Industry Research Forum (ANIC 2012). Brisbane, Australia 21 Sep 2012 Gold Coast, Australia.
Sustainable biomass supply chain for the Mallee woody crop industry
Schmidt, Erik, Giles, Rick, Davis, Rod, Baillie, Craig, Jensen, Troy, Sandell, Gary and Norris, Chris. 2012. Sustainable biomass supply chain for the Mallee woody crop industry. Canberra, Australia. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
Calculator for renewable energy resources for nursery production
Schmidt, E., Chen, G., Symes, T., Zhao, B. and Cameron, R.. 2010. Calculator for renewable energy resources for nursery production. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Review of precision irrigation technologies and their application
Smith, R. J., Baillie, J. N., McCarthy, A. C., Raine, S. R. and Baillie, C. P.. 2010. Review of precision irrigation technologies and their application. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Measurement of evapotranspiration during sprinkler irrigation using a precision energy budget (Bowen ratio, eddy covariance) methodology
Uddin, J., Hancock, N. H., Smith, R. J. and Foley, J. P.. 2013. "Measurement of evapotranspiration during sprinkler irrigation using a precision energy budget (Bowen ratio, eddy covariance) methodology." Agricultural Water Management. 116, pp. 89-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2012.10.008
New approach to estimate the additional water requirements in sprinkler irrigation: a predictive model
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod, Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph. 2012. "New approach to estimate the additional water requirements in sprinkler irrigation: a predictive model." Currey, Anne (ed.) ICID & Irrigation Australia 2012 Conference and Trade Show. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.
A novel technique to measure the total evaporation and its components during sprinkler irrigation
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod, Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph. 2012. "A novel technique to measure the total evaporation and its components during sprinkler irrigation ." Currey, Anne (ed.) ICID & Irrigation Australia 2012 Conference and Trade Show. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.
Advanced process control of irrigation: the current state and an analysis to aid future development
McCarthy, Alison C., Hancock, Nigel H. and Raine, Steven R.. 2013. "Advanced process control of irrigation: the current state and an analysis to aid future development." Irrigation Science. 31 (3), pp. 183-192. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00271-011-0313-1
Permanent raised beds improved soil structure and yield of spring wheat in arid north-western China
He, J., McHugh, A. D., Li, H. W., Wang, Q. J., Li, W. Y., Rasaily, R. G. and Li, H.. 2012. "Permanent raised beds improved soil structure and yield of spring wheat in arid north-western China." Soil Use and Management. 28 (4), pp. 536-543. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00445.x
Impact of renovating permanent raised beds on water use productivity under vertisol
Akbar, Ghani, Raine, Steven, McHugh, Allen and Hamilton, Greg. 2012. "Impact of renovating permanent raised beds on water use productivity under vertisol." Currey, Anne (ed.) ICID & Irrigation Australia 2012 Conference and Trade Show. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.
A soil management technique to enhance lateral infiltration (subbing) in permanent raised beds
Akbar, Ghani, Raine, Steven, McHugh, Allen and Hamilton, Greg. 2012. "A soil management technique to enhance lateral infiltration (subbing) in permanent raised beds." Currey, Anne (ed.) ICID & Irrigation Australia 2012 Conference and Trade Show. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 29 Jun 2012 Sydney, Australia.
NPSI/IAL travel fellowship 2010: site-specific irrigation control and sensing systems
McCarthy, Alison. 2011. "NPSI/IAL travel fellowship 2010: site-specific irrigation control and sensing systems." Irrigation Australia. 26 (4), pp. 34-35.
Optimising the design, installation and operation of a monolayer application system on a farm dam via a 'Universal Design Framework'
Brink, Gavin, Wandel, Andrew, Pittaway, Pam, Hancock, Nigel and Schmidt, Erik. 2011. "Optimising the design, installation and operation of a monolayer application system on a farm dam via a 'Universal Design Framework'." Thompson, Chris (ed.) Irrigation 2011: New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition. Launceston, Australia 22 - 25 Aug 2011 Sydney, Australia.
The cost of saving farm dam water
Atkins, Debbie and Schmidt, Erik. 2011. "The cost of saving farm dam water." Thompson, Chris (ed.) Irrigation 2011: New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Regional Conference and Exhibition. Launceston, Australia 22 - 25 Aug 2011 Sydney, Australia.
Application systems for optimal management of monolayer films
Schmidt, E., Brink, G. N. and O'Shannassay, G.. 2011. "Application systems for optimal management of monolayer films." Begbie, D. K. and Wakem, S. L. (ed.) 3rd Urban Water Security Reseach Alliance Science Forum and Stakeholder Engagement. Brisbane, Australia 14 - 15 Sep 2011 Brisbane, Australia.
Energy use and development of online energy calculators for the nursery industry
Chen, G., Schmidt, E., Symes, T., Zhao, B. and Cameron, R.. 2011. "Energy use and development of online energy calculators for the nursery industry." Banhazi, T., Saunders, C. and Hegarty, R. (ed.) SEAg 2011: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions. Gold Coast, Australia 29 - 30 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Evaluation of sap flow sensors to measure the transpiration rate of plants during sprinkler irrigation
Uddin, J., Smith, R. J., Hancock, N. H. and Foley, J.. 2011. "Evaluation of sap flow sensors to measure the transpiration rate of plants during sprinkler irrigation." Banhazi, T., Saunders, C. and Hegarty, R. (ed.) SEAg 2011: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions. Gold Coast, Australia 29 - 30 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Eddy covariance measurements of the total evaporation during sprinkler irrigation - preliminary results
Uddin, J., Smith, R. J., Hancock, N. H. and Foley, J.. 2011. "Eddy covariance measurements of the total evaporation during sprinkler irrigation - preliminary results." Banhazi, T., Saunders, C. and Hegarty, R. (ed.) SEAg 2011: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions. Gold Coast, Australia 29 - 30 Sep 2011 Canberra, Australia.
Real-time data requirements for model-based adaptive control of irrigation scheduling in cotton
McCarthy, A. C., Hancock, N. H. and Raine, S. R.. 2011. "Real-time data requirements for model-based adaptive control of irrigation scheduling in cotton." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 8 (2), pp. 189-206.
Measurements of evaporation during sprinkler irrigation
Uddin, Md. Jasim. 2012. Measurements of evaporation during sprinkler irrigation. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.
Spring wheat performance and water use efficiency on permanent raised beds in arid northwest China
He, Jin, Li, Hongwen, McHugh, A. D., Ma, Zhongmin, Cao, Xinhui, Wang, Qingjie, Zhang, Xuemin and Zhang, Xirui. 2008. "Spring wheat performance and water use efficiency on permanent raised beds in arid northwest China ." Australian Journal of Soil Research. 46 (8), pp. 659-666. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR07229
Improved irrigation of cotton via real-time, adaptive control of large mobile irrigation machines
McCarthy, Alison. 2010. Improved irrigation of cotton via real-time, adaptive control of large mobile irrigation machines. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.
Revisiting artificial monolayers as a strategy to reduce evaporative loss from large open water storages
Pittaway, P., Hancock, N., Brink, G., Symes, T. and Schmidt, E.. 2009. "Revisiting artificial monolayers as a strategy to reduce evaporative loss from large open water storages ." Kenway, S. J. and Begbie, D. K. (ed.) 1st Urban Water Security Research Alliance Science Forum (UWSRA 2009). Brisbane, Australia 17 - 18 Aug 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
Reducing evaporation losses
Schmidt, Erik. 2009. "Reducing evaporation losses ." International Water Power and Dam Construction. 61 (10), pp. 38-39.
Soil physical properties and infiltration after long-term no-tillage and ploughing on the Chinese Loess Plateau
He, Jin, Wang, Qingjie, Li, Hongwen, Tullberg, J. N., McHugh, A. D., Bai, Yuhua, Zhang, Xuemin, McLaughlin, Neil and Gao, Huanwen. 2009. "Soil physical properties and infiltration after long-term no-tillage and ploughing on the Chinese Loess Plateau." New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science. 37 (3), pp. 157-166. https://doi.org/10.1080/01140670909510261
Effects of subsurface drip irrigation rates and furrow irrigation for cotton grown on a vertisol on off-site movement of sediments, nutrients and pesticides
McHugh, A. D., Bhattarai, S., Lotz, G. and Midmore, D. J.. 2008. "Effects of subsurface drip irrigation rates and furrow irrigation for cotton grown on a vertisol on off-site movement of sediments, nutrients and pesticides." Agronomy for Sustainable Development: sciences des productions vegetales et de l'environnement. 28 (4), pp. 507-519. https://doi.org/10.1051/agro:2008034
Effect of irrigation management on nitrate movement under a drip irrigated lettuce crop
Althaus, Kimberley, McKeering, Loretta M., McHugh, Allen and Raine, Steven R.. 2009. "Effect of irrigation management on nitrate movement under a drip irrigated lettuce crop ." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technologies In a Changing Climate. Brisbane, Australia 13 - 16 Sep 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
VARIwise: a general-purpose adaptive control simulation framework for spatially and temporally varied irrigation at sub-field scale
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2010. "VARIwise: a general-purpose adaptive control simulation framework for spatially and temporally varied irrigation at sub-field scale." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 70 (1), pp. 117-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2009.09.011
Precision agriculture technologies - relevance and application to sugarcane production
Davis, R. J., Baillie, Craig and Schmidt, Erik. 2009. "Precision agriculture technologies - relevance and application to sugarcane production." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technologies In a Changing Climate. Brisbane, Australia 13 - 16 Sep 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
Droplet evaporation losses during sprinkler irrigation: an overview
Uddin, Jasim, Smith, Rod, Hancock, Nigel and Foley, Joseph P.. 2010. "Droplet evaporation losses during sprinkler irrigation: an overview." Montagu, Kelvin (ed.) Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures. Sydney, Australia 08 - 10 Jun 2010 Sydney, Australia.
Reliable, modest-cost seepage and evaporation measurement for farm dams using 'EvapCalc'
Symes, Troy, Hancock, Nigel and Schmidt, Erik. 2010. "Reliable, modest-cost seepage and evaporation measurement for farm dams using 'EvapCalc'." Montagu, Kelvin (ed.) Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures. Sydney, Australia 08 - 10 Jun 2010 Sydney,Australia.
Simulation of adaptive site-specific irrigation control performance with spatially variable rainfall
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2010. "Simulation of adaptive site-specific irrigation control performance with spatially variable rainfall." Montagu, Kelvin (ed.) Australian Irrigation Conference and Exibition 2010: One Water Many Futures. Sydney, Australia 08 - 10 Jun 2010 Sydney, Australia.
Simulation of site-specific irrigation control strategies with sparse input data
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2010. "Simulation of site-specific irrigation control strategies with sparse input data." 17th World Congress of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR 2010): Sustainable Biosystems Through Engineering. Quebec City, Canada 13 - 17 Jun 2010 Quebec, Canada.
Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven. 2010. "Holistic control system design for large mobile irrigation machines." 16th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP 2010). Darussalam, Brunei 22 - 24 Jun 2010 Toowoomba, Australia.
Irrigation and sprinkling
Sourell, H. and Eberhard, Jochen. 2009. "Irrigation and sprinkling." Harms, Hans-Heinrich and Meier, Friedhelm (ed.) 2009 Yearbook agricultural engineering. Frankfurt, Germany. DLG-Verlag. pp. 119-125
Reducing evaporation losses - opportunities for cost effective water savings
Schmidt, Erik. 2009. "Reducing evaporation losses - opportunities for cost effective water savings." Irrigation Australia 2009: Irrigation Australia Irrigation and Drainage Conference: Irrigation Today - Meeting the Challenge. Swan Hill, Australia 18 - 21 Oct 2009 Sydney, Australia.
Smart monolayer application and management to reduce evaporation on farm dams - formulation of a universal design framework
Brink, Gavin, Symes, Troy, Pittaway, Pam, Hancock, Nigel, Pather, Selvan and Schmidt, Erik. 2009. "Smart monolayer application and management to reduce evaporation on farm dams - formulation of a universal design framework." Venkatraman, K. (ed.) 2009 Environmental Research Event. Noosa, Australia 10 - 13 May 2009
Irrigation challenges in Australia and technological solutions
Schmidt, Erik. 2005. "Irrigation challenges in Australia and technological solutions." 15th Queensland Water Symposium (IEAust Water Panel). Brisbane, Australia 23 - 24 Nov 2005 Brisbane, Australia.
Reducing evaporation from storages
Schmidt, Erik. 2006. "Reducing evaporation from storages." 2006 CRC-IF Annual Research Forum. Narrabri, Australia 04 - 06 Dec 2006 Australia.
Improving the performance of chemical monolayers in reducing farm dam evaporation
Craig, Ian, Schmidt, Erik, Hancock, Nigel, Barnes, Geoff, Turnbull, David J., Pittaway, Pam and Morrison, Pippa. 2006. "Improving the performance of chemical monolayers in reducing farm dam evaporation." 3rd CRC-IF Annual Research Forum. Narrabri, Australia 05 - 06 Dec 2006 Toowoomba, Queensland.
EvapCalc software for the determination of dam evaporation and seepage
Craig, Ian, Schmidt, Erik and Hancock, Nigel. 2007. "EvapCalc software for the determination of dam evaporation and seepage." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2007: Agriculture and Engineering - Challenge Today, Technology Tomorrow. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 26 Sep 2007 Adelaide, Australia.
Development of a simulation framework for variable-rate irrigation of cotton
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2008. "Development of a simulation framework for variable-rate irrigation of cotton." 14th Australian Cotton Conference: New Beginnings – Cotton in a Climate of Change. Gold Coast, Australia 12 - 14 Aug 2008 Narrabri, NSW, Australia.
Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control
Smith, R. J., Raine, Steven R., McCarthy, Alison and Hancock, Nigel. 2009. "Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control." Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 79-90.
Exploration of data requirements for adaptive control of irrigation scheduling
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2009. "Exploration of data requirements for adaptive control of irrigation scheduling." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technologies In a Changing Climate. Brisbane, Australia 13 - 16 Sep 2009 Brisbane, Australia.
Modelling of water and solutes in permanent raised beds
Cook, F. J., Knight, J. H., Humphreys, E., McHugh, A. D., Tisdall, J., Hamilton, G. and Roth, C. H.. 2009. "Modelling of water and solutes in permanent raised beds." Anderssen, R. S., Braddock, R. D. and Newham, L. T. H. (ed.) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Cairns, Australia 13 - 17 Jul 2009 Canberra, Australia. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand .
Towards evaluation of adaptive control systems for improved site-specific irrigation of cotton
McCarthy, Alison, Hancock, Nigel and Raine, Steven R.. 2008. "Towards evaluation of adaptive control systems for improved site-specific irrigation of cotton." Irrigation Australia 2008: Irrigation Association of Australia National Conference and Exhibition: Share the Water, Share the Benefits. Melbourne, Australia 20 - 22 May 2008 Hornsby, NSW, Australia.
Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control
Smith, R. J., Raine, Steven R., McCarthy, Alison and Hancock, Nigel. 2007. "Managing spatial and temporal variability in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control." Banhazi, T. M. and Saunders, C. (ed.) SEAg 2007: Agriculture and Engineering - Challenge Today, Technology Tomorrow. Adelaide, Australia 24 - 26 Sep 2007 Australia.
Evaporation, seepage and water quality management in storage dams: a review of research methods
Craig, Ian, Aravinthan, Vasantha, Baillie, Craig Peter, Beswick, Alan, Barnes, Geoff, Bradbury, Ron, Connell, Luke, Cooper, Paul, Fellows, Christopher, Fitzmaurice, Li, Foley, Joseph P., Hancock, Nigel, Lamb, David, Morrison, Pippa, Mossad, Ruth, Misra, R. K., Pittaway, Pam, Prime, Emma, Rees, Steve, ..., Turnbull, David. 2007. "Evaporation, seepage and water quality management in storage dams: a review of research methods." Environmental Health. 7 (3), pp. 84-97.
Controlling evaporation from on-farm storages
Craig, Ian, Schmidt, Erik, Green, Andrew and Scobie, Michael. 2005. "Controlling evaporation from on-farm storages." Irrigation Australia 2005: Irrigation Association of Australia National Conference and Exhibition: Restoring the Balance. Townsville, Australia 17 - 19 May 2005 Hornsby, NSW, Australia.
Optimizing overhead irrigation systems
Foley, Joseph P., Wigginton, David and Eberhard, Jochen. 2006. "Optimizing overhead irrigation systems." 13th Australian Cotton Conference: Product, Production, Profit - Progressing our National Advantage (2006). Gold Coast, Australia 08 - 10 Aug 2006 Narrabri, NSW.
Evaporation control using covers - some realistic solutions for the irrigation industry
Craig, Ian, Schmidt, Erik and Scobie, Michael. 2006. "Evaporation control using covers - some realistic solutions for the irrigation industry." Irrigation Australia 2006: Irrigation Association of Australia National Conference and Exhibition. Brisbane, Australia 09 - 11 May 2006 Hornsby, NSW, Australia.
Controlling evaporation loss from water storages
Craig, Ian, Green, Andrew, Scobie, Michael and Schmidt, Erik. 2005. Controlling evaporation loss from water storages. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Characterisation of soil profiles on four AFLQ Premier League sporting fields
Raine, Steven R. and Eberhard, Jochen. 2004. Characterisation of soil profiles on four AFLQ Premier League sporting fields. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.
Improving whole farm and infield irrigation efficiencies using Irrimate tools
Raine, Steven R., Purcell, Jim and Schmidt, Erik. 2005. "Improving whole farm and infield irrigation efficiencies using Irrimate tools." Irrigation Australia 2005: Irrigation Association of Australia National Conference and Exhibition: Restoring the Balance. Townsville, Australia 17 - 19 May 2005 Hornsby, NSW, Australia.