Soil Moisture Mapping Using Electromagnetic Induction (EMI) in Agricultural Systems

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Soil moisture is the most important yield and profit-determining factor in broadacre dryland farming. Current moisture estimations by 1D fixed sensors/pits and 2D electrical resistivity tomography or electromagnetic induction (EMI) transects are valid for homogenous soils. However, broadacre rainfed farms have textural variability that influence the soil moisture distribution and requires a moisture estimation method that accounts for this spatial variability of farms. Therefore, this thesis investigates the use of 3D EMI soil mapping, to develop moisture maps for spatially variable broadacre farms that could guide farmers for the scale of input they apply in different parts of their fields.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Leopold, Matthias, Supervisor
  • Flower, Ken, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date23 Apr 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022


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