Design and Evaluation of Automatic Plant Irrigation System

Noel T. Florencondia

Abstract


Farmers have been using irrigation techniques through manual control. This manual process is time consuming and usually results in water wastage. The researcher decided to construct an automatic plant irrigation system that will ease the burden of the farmers in using manual irrigation. The device is assembled using ARDUINO UNO and equipped with a soil moisture sensor to detect its condition. In this automated system, irrigation will automatically take place when there is an intense requirement of water, as suggested by its moisture content and will automatically turn off when the soil finally received the amount of water it needs. The testing of the device under different conditions was analysed and interpreted based on the gathered data from the trial run and testing. The device worked and function properly according to its program.


Keywords


ARDUINO; Sensor; Irrigation; Agriculture; Soil

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