AI Case Study

Researchers from UCSC have pilot-tested an artificial intelligence irrigation system which may be able to save 70% more water than other irrigation methods.

Researchers from Chile's Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (UCSC) have created an artificial intelligence irrigation system that aims to increase water efficiency and reduce waste. When piloted on blueberry cultivation, the system was expected to save 70% more water in comparison to other irrigation methods for these types of crops. It may achieve that through the use of measuring instruments equipped with wireless sensors.

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Agriculture

Project Overview

"Researchers from Chile’s Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción (UCSC) have created an artificial intelligence irrigation system that aims to increase water efficiency. Pilot-tested on blueberry cultivation, the system is expected to save 70% more water than other irrigation methods for these types of crops through the use of measuring instruments equipped with wireless sensors, local daily Biobiochile reported. The researchers’ main goal was to develop a method to reduce water use in drip irrigation systems and create a technological platform to apply it."

Reported Results

Research/Pilot; results not yet available”

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Background

"Water consumption is presently one of the more worrisome environmental problems in many areas around the globe. The main objective of many researchers is to reduce the volume of water wasted with current irrigation systems by applying artificial intelligence methods and therefore optimizing the usage of the water in both agricultural irrigation systems and recreational fields.
Efficient water management is a major concern in many countries and cropping systems. Proposed artificial intelligence irrigation systems can be applied to farms, providing a long-term positive impact both in farm economy and environmental sustainability. Sometimes the irrigation techniques applied in farms or recreational fields are inefficient and waste excessive volumes of water to maintain the fields in optimal conditions."

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