Wireless Sensor Networks in Agriculture: For Potato Farming
Posted: 25 Sep 2017
Date Written: September 22, 2017
The newly emerged wireless sensor network (WSN) technology has spread rapidly into various multi-disciplinary fields. Agriculture and farming is one of the industries which have recently diverted their attention to WSN, seeking this cost effective technology to improve its production and enhance agriculture yield standard. This paper reports on the application of WSN technology to improve potato crop production. By monitoring and understanding individual crop and its requirements, farmers can potentially identify the various fertilizers, irrigation and other requirements. The sensor node, which is small in size and low in power consumption, shows significant potential in this context. In this paper an irrigation management model is given to estimate agricultural parameters using mathematical calculations with specific example of potato crop. Using WSN agricultural parameters like depth of water, soil water tension and system capacity etc. are estimated for irrigation management system to maintain optimum SWT for better crop yield and increase the application efficiency of irrigation system by 10%.
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