Agricultural automation is the core technology for computer-aided agricultural production management and implementation. An integration of equipment, infotronics, and precision farming technologies, it creates viable solutions for challenges facing the food, fiber, feed, and fuel needs of the human race now and into the future. Agricultural Automation: Fundamentals and Practices provides a comprehensive introduction of automation technologies for agriculture.
Connecting physical resources on farms to the internet promotes: • remote monitoring of farm conditions and infrastructure, saving time and labour on routine farm checks • improving producers’ decision making through data analytics • faster and quicker insights from real-time data across the value-chain, helping farmers respond to what the market wants • efficiency in how we produce food to ensure less wastage, expediency to market, and enhanced traceability to demonstrate safe and sustainable food to our customers • building the capabilities to respond to new and emerging technologies and investing in research and development to contribute to ongoing innovation and improved productivity.
Because agriculture is important, this research will focus on building system that allows for automating for irrigation process and it is controlled by the software application. We are aiming to control this system by a software application and to discover the most efficient automation machine from research studies into the fields of Agriculture systems. Building an accepted hardware machine that may be used to resolve most problems associated with irrigation technique is a challenge.
The purpose of the smart irrigation system for large or small scale and make it smarter and more effective. Different sensors (Soil Moisture, Light, Temperature, level, rain, flow ) with different another device |(water pump, Battery, LCD, Solenoid valve ) have been used to make this project.
Using Arduino proved profitable, it is able to serve numbers of different sensors, at the same time and the markets offer various type and sizes of sensors. Arduino boards are another device. Furthermore, two woody tables and three sheets of foam have been used in the project. Several of design criteria had used in this system. The sensors used was perfect in detecting and sending signals to Arduino, to control the water pump and to open the solenoid valve, it has been tasted indoor as it is on the farm.
The purpose of screen monitor is to show the flow for each line, which shows if there is any passing of water in pipes. Also, if it is raining the system will not work in order to save the water. The mobile application is to control the system remotely. Which allow a user to monitor the whole system and if there is any problem or passing of water user can switch off the system through this application.
- Category:Agricultural Automation
- Technology Used: IoT
- Project-1:Agri Automation
- Project-2:Irrigation Automation