Overwatering controller for landscape irrigation systems

Paul D. Colaizzi, Kenneth A. Jordan, Peter M Waller

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Abstract

Water conservation in metropolitan areas of Arizona is critical if limited water resources are to meet current and future demands. Timer controlled landscape irrigation systems contribute to a large portion of municipal water use, and there is a great potential for water savings if deficit irrigation is practiced. The overwatering controller used in this research senses soil water and prevents irrigation if sufficient water is in the soil. The controller was evaluated at 50 sites in Tucson, Arizona. An average of 35% water savings was observed and 30% of irrigation cycles were skipped.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Editors Anon
PublisherASAE
Volume2
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997

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OtherProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3)
CityMinneapolis, MN, USA
Period8/10/978/14/97

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irrigation systems
irrigation
public water supply
timers
Water
deficit irrigation
water conservation
water resources
water potential
conservation areas
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soil water
Soil
Water Resources
soil
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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Colaizzi, P. D., Jordan, K. A., & Waller, P. M. (1997). Overwatering controller for landscape irrigation systems. In Anon (Ed.), Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers (Vol. 2). ASAE.

Overwatering controller for landscape irrigation systems. / Colaizzi, Paul D.; Jordan, Kenneth A.; Waller, Peter M.

Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. ed. / Anon. Vol. 2 ASAE, 1997.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Colaizzi, PD, Jordan, KA & Waller, PM 1997, Overwatering controller for landscape irrigation systems. in Anon (ed.), Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. vol. 2, ASAE, Proceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3), Minneapolis, MN, USA, 8/10/97.
Colaizzi PD, Jordan KA, Waller PM. Overwatering controller for landscape irrigation systems. In Anon, editor, Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. Vol. 2. ASAE. 1997
Colaizzi, Paul D. ; Jordan, Kenneth A. ; Waller, Peter M. / Overwatering controller for landscape irrigation systems. Paper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers. editor / Anon. Vol. 2 ASAE, 1997.
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