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04/05/2018

Scientists from Mexico and the United Kingdom to optimize irrigation agriculture

"The results indicate that the proposed measurement technique can be used to detect and predict the movement of liquid through the soil sample."

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A research group from the Technological Institute of Morelia (ITM) - belonging to the National Technological Institute of Mexico (Tecnm) - and the University of Manchester aims to optimize the use of water in the agricultural sector through signals and electrical impedance technology. The researchers applied the electric impedance technique that models land behavior under different irrigation conditions in order to determine the exact amount of water that is necessary and avoid wasting the resource.

The multidisciplinary project proposes measuring a soil sample to investigate the dynamics of water propagation in the terrain; it is then modeled using specific software, which calculates how much water is needed.

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