In this interview, we’re catching up with PhD candidate, Hira Shaukat.
Hira’s first paper has just been published in the Agriculture Water Management Journal. It’s entitled “Quasi-3D mapping of soil moisture in agricultural fields using electrical conductivity sensing”. The soil moisture measurement technique described in this paper has proven to be more efficient and accurate than other previous methods used.
Hira joins us today to provide an insight into her PhD project and how this new soil moisture measurement technique described in her first paper will help farmers gather more accurate and helpful data and make more informed decisions about their farming inputs like seeding rates and fertiliser inputs.
One of Hira's supervisors is Dr Ken Flower, who sits within the AHRI team and works closely with our researchers.
We're excited to report on the first paper from Hira Shaukat and congratulate her on some very interesting and practical results.
Paper: Quasi-3D mapping of soil moisture in agricultural fields using electrical conductivity sensing
Twitter: Hira Shaukat, Ken Flower