Istvan Hajdu

Doctor of Philosophy, (Agriculture and Horticulture)
Study Completed: 2019
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
Soil water modelling in hill country, New Zealand

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The water content in soil is highly variable over time and space, but it is a key driver of pasture production in New Zealand’s hill country. Mr Hajdu quantified this variability, and linked it to several terrain attributes, and to yield, by using a wireless sensor network and satellite imagery. His machine learning approach generated spatial soil moisture information to improve productivity and sustainability in complex hill country landscapes.

Professor Ian Yule
Dr Carolyn Hedley
Dr Mike Bretherton
Associate Professor Ranvir Singh