Sweet Potato Irrigation Decision Support System

William Baumgartner, Chiu, Yin-Lin, Villordon, Arthur O., Sheffield, Ron  |  7/12/2011 1:24:21 AM

AgCenter scientists have invented a new decision support system to improve irrigation scheduling and the quality of harvested sweet potatoes. The system maximizes the number of sweet potato storage roots through the use of a small group of solar-powered sensors. It can also determine proper irrigation rates and schedules and forecast potential yield to profitability. The system’s data is accessible through mobile phones, web-based applications and text messages to maximize convenience.
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