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Intelligent Microcontroller-Based Irrigation System with Sensors
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 1 (January)
Pages: 1-4   |   Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
[1]
Umeh Maryrose N., Department of Computer Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
[2]
Mbeledogu Njideka N., Department of Computer Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
[3]
Okafor S. O., Department of Computer Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
[4]
Agba F. C., Department of Computer Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
Abstract
In farming, irrigation is a very indispensable factor. Most farmers apply irrigation by manual means which is effective for small scale farming. But the larger the farmland, the greater the need for a better means of irrigation, hence, an automated irrigation system. This paper discusses the design and implementation of an Intelligent Microcontroller-based Irrigation System. This system of irrigation uses soil humidity and water level sensors to ensure adequate application of water on time and when needed. Farming flexibility, conservation of time and water, preservation of soil structure and nutrients and avoidance of land wastage due to erosion are all the farmer/user of this system stands to gain [1].
Keywords
Microcontroller, Irrigation System, Sensors
Reference
[1]
Dale, D. (2008). Evolution of Irrigation System. (n.p.).
[2]
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. (1989). Guidelines for the Preparation of National Master Water Plans. United Nations Water Resources Series No. 65.
[3]
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (1971). Integrated Farm Water Management. FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper No. 19, FAO, Rome.
[4]
Frenken, K. (2005). Irrigation in Africa in figures – AQUASTAT Survey (PDF). Water Report 29. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (ISBN: 9251054142). Retrieved March 14, 2007.
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