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1. (WO2018081853) CONTROLLING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AREAS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/081853    International Application No.:    PCT/AU2017/051194
Publication Date: Sat May 12 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 31 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01G 25/16
G05D 22/02
Applicants: THE YIELD TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS PTY LTD
Inventors: ALLEN, Simon
LOVE, Peter
ABRIE, Nicolene
GRAHAM, Elizabeth
Title: CONTROLLING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION AREAS
Abstract:
This disclosure relates to an irrigation system for an agricultural production area. The system receives wide-area meteorological prediction data and sensors deployed within the agricultural production area collect local-area sensor data. A processor stores received data as historical wide-area meteorological prediction data and data from the sensors as historical local-area sensor data. The processor determines a correlation between the historical wide-area meteorological prediction data and the historical local-area sensor data based on the historical wide-area meteorological prediction data and the historical local-area sensor data, and calculates a prediction on water supply relative to water demand within the agricultural production area based on current wide-area meteorological prediction data, and the calculated correlation. The irrigation actuator is then controlled based on the prediction on water supply relative to water demand to define an amount of water to be used for irrigating the agricultural production area.