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Researchers develop artificial intelligence irrigation system to reduce water use

Bnamericas Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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, USCS researcher Carlos Hernández was reported as saying. The project was co-financed by the agriculture ministry's Fundación para la Innovación Agraria organization.

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