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MoistureMap: A soil moisture monitoring, prediction and reporting system for sustainable land and water management [ 2008-01-01 - 2012-12-31 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0879212]

Researchers: Prof Jetse Kalma (Chief Investigator) A/Prof Jeffrey Walker (Chief Investigator) Dr Damian Barrett (Partner Investigator) Dr Yann Kerr (Partner Investigator) Dr Edward Kim (Partner Investigator)

Brief description MoistureMap: A soil moisture monitoring, prediction and reporting system for sustainable land and water management. Knowledge of the spatial and temporal variation of surface and root zone soil moisture content is critical to environmental sustainability and risk adverse farm management. A paddock scale soil moisture prediction tool will allow i) grain growers to make informed decisions of what to plant and when, based on likely germination rates and crop yield, ii) graziers to be proactive regarding management of stocking rates based on likely pasture growth, and iii) better weather and climate prediction skill. At regional scales moisture information can be used to support claims of drought exceptional circumstances.

Funding Amount $910,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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Prof Robert Gurney

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Prof John Le Marshall

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