Monthly Archives: December 2008

Evapotranspiration Model

This application note is intended to help explain the evapotranspiration process and the use of the Evapotranspiration Model program in the Argus system for scheduling outdoor irrigation.

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Irrigation Techniques and Automation

This application note is intended as a guide for users of Argus systems in understanding irrigation techniques and automation in control systems.

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Sensor Troubleshooting

This article discusses sensor troubleshooting.

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Developing a Greenhouse Control Specification

This article discusses developing a greenhouse control specification.

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Crop Modeling and Automated Control Systems

This article discusses crop modeling and automated control systems. This document contains the following sections:

  • What Is Crop Modeling?
  • Defining the Targets
  • Using Computers to Predict Crop Growth and Yield
  • Achieving the Targets
  • What a Modeling System May Not Know… more...

Controlling Moisture Levels in Soils and Planting Media

This article discusses controlling moisture levels in soils and planting media. This document contains the following sections:

  • Fixed Setpoint, Open Loop, and Closed Loop Strategies
  • Sensor Selection
  • Electronic Tensiometers
  • Argus Moisture Probe
  • Load Cells (Weight Scales)
  • Gypsum Blocks
  • Time Domain,… more...

Argus Advisor – Fall 2008

Our Fall 2008 Argus Advisor focuses on the following topics:

  • Increasing Yields with Your Argus Control System
  • Argus Multi-User Add-on
  • Electrical Grounding

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