ICT as a catalyst for innovation diffusion

J. Dalrymple, B. O'Mahony, E. Levin, S. Greenland, Bochtis D. Andreopoulou Z. (Editor)

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Abstract

The availability of water is a global issue which is predicted to become more pronounced in the future. As a large and relatively dry continent Australia is presented with a series of challenges within the agriculture sector. As a result, the adoption of appropriate, efficient and effective irrigation systems is an important element for future sustainability. In various Australian growing regions different modes and types of irrigation are utilized. However, in many cases the preferred system has been selected based on tradition and local norms rather than on the basis of effective water management. Consequently, there is a socio-psychological element in the adoption of new or alternative systems. This study reports on a project that identifies how the introduction of technology within a variety of irrigation systems types has improved water efficiency, reduced wastage and improved product adoption. In particular the study discusses how technology has improved the use of flood and micro irrigation systems as well as more recent developments in satellite assisted irrigation. The findings of the study suggest that the enhancement of existing irrigation systems through the addition of information communications technology can overcome some traditional barriers by adding specific features that are attractive to growers. Copyright © 2015 for the individual papers by the papers' authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment
EditorsZ. Andreopoulou, D. Bochtis
Place of PublicationKavala, Greece
PublisherCEUR-WS
Pages991-996
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment - Kavala, Greece
Duration: 17 Sep 201520 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR-WS
Volume1498
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment
Abbreviated titleHAICTA 2015
CountryGreece
CityKavala
Period17/09/1520/09/15

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    Dalrymple, J., O'Mahony, B., Levin, E., Greenland, S., & Andreopoulou Z., B. D. (Ed.) (2015). ICT as a catalyst for innovation diffusion. In Z. Andreopoulou, & D. Bochtis (Eds.), 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies in Agriculture, Food and Environment (pp. 991-996). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 1498). CEUR-WS.