Automation of Agricultural Fields Using Sensors and Microcontroller
International Journal For Technological Research In Engineering Volume 4, Issue 5, January-2017
Posted: 18 Jan 2017
Date Written: January 12, 2017
Water feeding to the agricultural field has to be done regularly with continuous monitoring. Days and Nights continuously monitoring the water feeding and switching ON and OFF the motor becomes a burdensome task to the farmer. When power cuts are there this activity becomes a day long activity for the farmer. The authors of this paper are coming out with a system which monitors the water feeding activity. The motor can also be switched on and off using a mobile by the farmer. Not only that the motor also can be switched on/off wherever power goes and comes. Indian agriculture, even after the Green Revolution, is not as productive as it could potentially be. It calls for a second Green Revolution–one of “precision agriculture‟, where cutting-edge technology is used to maximize production with minimum input costs and resources. In this paper we present a multi-purpose agricultural robot to implement precision irrigation, fertilizer addition and de-weeding, apart from continuous monitoring of crop and soil conditions. This will involve efficient utilization of water resources, intensive plant and soil monitoring, condition based use of fertilizers and the ability to work in unstructured environments. Developed agriculture needs to find new ways to improve efficiency.
Keywords: Agriculture application, agricultural robots, robotic irrigation, robotic de-weeding
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