OPERA-Operationalizing the increase of water use efficiency and resilience in irrigation

Agriculture is confronted with changing weather patterns. For farmers this implies higher risks related to crop growth and field work conditions. Adequate, timely and spatially differentiated measurements of soil moisture become more important for farmers to make decisions on if, when and how to irrigate. The project will focus on combatting water shortage at the farm scale and territory level by developing applicable service models for decision support in irrigation. Worldwide significant progress has been made to utilize precision irrigation as means to increase water use efficiency (more crop per drop) or decrease water foot print in irrigated agriculture. More

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Project coordinator Marius Heinen
Last Updated October 16, 2020, 13:51 (UTC)
Created November 21, 2018, 10:00 (UTC)
Acronym OPERA
Contact person for Dissemination activities Marius Heinen
Funders Several
Project partners evenor-tech-slu-parque-Scientific;institut-national-de-la-recherche-inra;institute-of-technology-and-life-sciences-itp;-ouncil-for-agricultural-research-and-economics-crea;y-tecnologico-cartuja
Access level info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Project identifier grantAgreement/EC/
Start date April 1, 2017, 00:00 (UTC)
End date unknown