Automated fertigation system for efficient utilization of fertilizer and water

Cyril Joseph, I. Thirunavuakkarasu, Aadesh Bhaskar, Anish Penujuru

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Abstract

Fertigation is the process of delivering plants nutrients along with water to produce a quality crop with higher yields. Employing an automated fertigation system can help farmers by significantly improving water and nutrient usage. The objective is to automatically maintain the moisture level in the soil and to mix different nutrients to obtain the required NPK ratio and give it to plants along with irrigation. This work is carried out in two parts. One is maintaining the optimum level of moisture in the soil. A soil moisture sensor which senses the moisture content in the soil is used. The sensor output is given to the controller, which decides if more water needs to be pumped or not. Then a control system for the fertilizer mixing and delivery part is designed. The user will give the input in terms of how much amount of N, P and K is needed in Kg. The user will also input the concentrations of NPK fertilizer solutions used. Taking all these parameters into account, the system will prepare a fertilizer mixture that contains the required amount of nutrients needed by the plant. It will then deliver the mixture along with irrigation water. The preparation of fertilizer mixture will be done with specific intervals of time which will be decided by the user. The system is connected to internet by using Wi-Fi and the user can enter the parameters in a mobile application which will transmit the data to the system over internet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ICITEE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509064779
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2017
Event9th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ICITEE 2017 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 12-10-201713-10-2017

Publication series

Name2017 9th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ICITEE 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, ICITEE 2017
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityPhuket
Period12-10-1713-10-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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