Soil Moisture – A System for Real-time Soil Moisture Monitoring and Forecasting in Manitoba
A targeted small watershed will be used to link existing soil moisture monitoring infrastructure and Aquanty computer modeling to verify (in near real time) moisture predictability and crop health/risk implications. This is a powerful and appropriate linkage of work that has been done to maximize the value and opportunity from current and past investments.
Lead Researcher: Paul Bullock
Co–Investigators: Steven Frey, Aquanty Inc.; Timi Ojo, MB Ag; Hank Venema, Strategic Comm Cons Inc.
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 3 Years (2019-2022)
Project status: IN PROGRESS
1) A trained, highly qualified person (HQP) with working and applied knowledge of soil moisture simulation using the Aquanty HGS approach.
2) A functional and calibrated Aquanty HGS model for the Brunkild sub-watershed.
Total Funding Approved: $140,351.00
Funding Partners: University of Manitoba, MCGA, MPSG, CAP Ag Action MB