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June 14, 2021

Publication by K-State authors on irrigation system device featured in ASCE Journal as Editor's Choice

Submitted by Jonathan Paunel Aguilar

The journal article paper "Novel Monitoring System for Detecting Malfunctioning In-Canopy Sprinklers on a Center Pivot Irrigation System," written by three K-State authors, will be featured in the Editor's Choice section of the Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering page in the ASCE Library

Authors Aaron Akin, former K-State student, Danny Rogers, now professor emeritus, and Jonathan Aguilar, associate professor, all from the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, wrote this article detailing the work done on a novel monitoring system for center pivot irrigation systems.

The monitoring device discussed in the journal article was developed and patented by the same authors. It has the potential to save water, and improve application efficiency and uniformity by detecting clogged and missing nozzles on any center pivot irrigation systems with in-canopy sprinklers. The applicability of this monitoring device could be anywhere in the U.S. and the world, and would be vital in the development of precision ag technology.

The chief editor selects a paper from the current issue of the journal to be featured in this section. The paper is made free with registration for a period of one month. After the free period, the article will be moved into the "Editor’s Choice Collection" link directly below the new Editor's Choice paper.