Advancement in plant monitoring using Arduino and Internet of things

This paper describes an advanced irrigation system which monitors and maintains the desired soil moisture content via automatic watering depending upon the necessity. Microcontroller Arduino Uno platform is used to implement the control unit.

Authors: Prof. Ashwini R.Patil, Prof.N.B.Bhawarkar & Nishigandha Unhale
 
Publisher: Zenodo
 
Abstract
 
Advancement in farm activities can lead the agricultural domain to transform into intelligent and dynamic sector from being manual resulting in higher production with lesser human supervision. This paper describes an advanced irrigation system which monitors and maintains the desired soil moisture content via automatic watering depending upon the necessity. Microcontroller Arduino Uno platform is used to implement the control unit. The setup uses different sensors that measure the various parameters such as soil moisture, water level, temperature, presence of light. These values enable the system to use appropriate quantity of water which avoids under/over irrigation. The farmers can get the status of the field at small distance using some indicators and remote place also using IoT.Information from the sensors is regularly updated on a webpage using network of IoT through which a farmer can check whether the water sprinklers are ON/OFF at any given time. The information from the sensor is also transmitted to a Thing speak channel to generate graphs for analysis.
 
This article is published under license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International

Illustration Photo: Conventional sprinkler irrigation at Leafy Greens, operated by farmer Tom Heess, in the Salinas Valley, California, USA. (credits: U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))

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