University of Western Sydney (UWS) Drought Experiment

The University of Western Sydney has just commenced their 2 year drought study. Experimenting with the drought tolerance of various species of Eucalypts, UWS required very specific irrigation control hardware for the job. Some of the specifications:

  • 95 irrigation zones
  • All zones requiring independent, specifically controlled soil moisture levels
  • Flow control
  • High and low moisture threshold cutoffs
  • Simultaneous zone irrigation
  • Remote management
  • Error reporting

Landscape Technologies specified, installed and commissioned 2 x Acclima CS3500 controllers, 95 x TDT Soil Moisture Sensors, flow meters, and drip irrigation rings for each of their 455 bagged Eucalyptus tress inside a poly tunnel on site at the UWS Richmond campus.