Encapsulating sensors for soil installation.
On November 22nd we published a new article in Sensors (http://www.mdpi.com/1424-
This publication, in which we have prestigious international researchers in soil science, from important research centres such as the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Volcani Center in Israel or Utah State University, is the result of a research stay by our predoctoral FPU member Juan Domingo González Teruel and Professor Pencho Soto, which took place last year with Doctors David A. Robinson and Inmaculada Lebron in the Welsh city of Bangor.
Starting the installation for the trials of the new project in the farm “La Majada” of the group “Paloma.
Good news! We are starting a new and exciting journey with the IRRIFRUT project which is funded by the State Research Agency (AEI) with the code PID2019-106226RB-C2/AEI/10.13039/501100011033, and it is the natural continuation of the former ARIFRUT project.
The IRRIFRUT project (Automation of precise irrigation of fruit trees based on soil and plant water sensors) will be developed over the next three years in coordination with CEBAS. In our part, we will carry out the design and evaluation of sensors and methodologies to obtain indicators of crop water stress and the automatic management of deficit irrigation.
Our PhD student, Juan Domingo González, attended the annual conference organized by the American Societies of Soils, Agronomy and Crops on November 10, where he presented the conclusions obtained in the study of factors affecting the calibration of dielectric soil moisture sensors.
Two of our researchers last summer took a research stay at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Bangor, North Wales, UK, where they studied the dielectric properties of soils with researchers David A. Robinson and Inma Lebron.
From the 4th to 6th of June was held in Don Benito (Badajoz) the XXXVII Congreso Nacional de Riegos.
Three presentations were made by Pedro Blaya Ros and Víctor Blanco Montoya.
Installing thermoradiometers for the crop season.
From the 19th to 21st of September was held in Ámsterdam the Fourth International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation Advances (SEIA’ 2018). Our PhD student, Juan Domingo González, presented the contribution “Design and simulation of a soil sensor using microstrip lines and neural networks” in the Environment Sensors session.