Automation in irrigation process in family farm with Arduino platform

Revista Eletrônica Competências Digitais para Agricultura Familiar. 2016;1(2):62-74

 

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Journal Title: Revista Eletrônica Competências Digitais para Agricultura Familiar

ISSN: 2448-0452 (Online)

Publisher: Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho

Society/Institution: Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Projeto de Extensão Competências Digitais para Agricultura Familiar

LCC Subject Category: Agriculture: Agriculture (General)

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: Portuguese

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AUTHORS

Kianne Crystie Bezerra da Cunha (Faculdade de Tecnologia do Estado de São Paulo (FATEC))
Rodrigo Vilela da Rocha (Faculdade de Tecnologia do Estado de São Paulo (FATEC))

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Abstract | Full Text

The small farmers tend not to use mechanical inputs in the irrigation process due to the high cost than conventional irrigation systems have and in other cases, the lack of knowledge and technical guidance makes the farmer theme using the system. Thus, all control and monitoring are made by hand without the aid of machines and this practice can lead to numerous problems from poor irrigation, and water waste, energy, and deficits in production. It is difficult to deduce when to irrigate, or how much water applied in cultivation, measure the soil temperature variables, temperature, and humidity, etc. The objective of this work is to implement an automated irrigation system aimed at family farming that is low cost and accessible to the farmer. The system will be able to monitor all parameters from irrigation. For this to occur, the key characteristics of family farming, Arduino platform, and irrigation were analyzed.