ITRA

Information Technology Research Academy

Measurement to Management

Improved Water Use efficiency and Agricultural productivity through Experimental Sensor Network 

  • To develop an experimental sensor network for monitoring of climate, soil (nutrient and  fertilizer), and water conditions during the crop growing seasons at field scales;
  • To develop a regional crop monitoring system using the historic and near real-time remotely sensed vegetation index datasets that can monitor crop growth on a weekly basis;
  • To develop a hydrologic modeling framework at watershed and regional scales that can  provide estimates of weekly soil moisture (drought maps), evapotranspiration, runoff, and groundwater levels;
  • To use information from experimental sensor network, remote sensing monitoring and sophisticated hydrologic models to develop and test an irrigation scheduling and water management system.
  • To evaluate the sensitivity of crop yield towards varying soil, water, and climate conditions taking information of key variables from the field and regional scale monitoring systems that can provide an assessment of potential changes in crop yields and water availability under climatic change conditions.

 

  • Theoretical  (understanding  EMR  interactions  with  citrus crop,  RT  based  canopy reflectance models, Energy flux interactions with groundwater)
  • Application  (Agriculture,  water  management,  pest/disease  management,  yield improvement,  interoperable  services,  etc.)  (multi-mode  includes  WSN,  participatory sensing and internet applications in agriculture and water management)
  • Experimental  (Information  Communication  Dissemination  Technology  based  seasonal field experiments with citrus crop)
  • Geographic (citrus dominated area of semi-arid tropics, in particular Vidarbha region)
  • Creation of digital hydro-geologic framework model of the study area
  • Development of groundwater conservation strategies
  • Sensor based automation in micro irrigation system
  • Pest disease forecast models for yield improvement
  • Multi-modal information collection and dissemination platform
  • Location based services through Geo-ICT
  • Real time Decision Support System
Principal Investigators
N.S. Raghuwanshi, IIT Kgp nsr@agfe.iitkgp.ernet.in Link to homepage
Vimal Mishra, IIT Gandhinagar vmishra@hydro.washington.edu Link to homepage
M.P. Tripathi, IGKV drmpt1964@gmail.com

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Institutions

IIT KharagpurIIT Gandhinagar,IGKV Raipur

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For more details, check the project website.

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PhD Student(s) 7
Publications   0
Number of Workshop/Training(s)  0
Labs Created 0

 

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