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Construction of an in-situ smart device that measures some basic environmental factors for agricultural monitoring

Adagunodo, T. A. and Ajigbotosho, J.J. and Obafemi, L. N. and Usikalu, M.R. and Akinwumi, S. A. and Ayara, Williams A. (2018) Construction of an in-situ smart device that measures some basic environmental factors for agricultural monitoring. In: 2nd International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development.

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Most of the rural agricultural and extension officers have no access to the daily variations in meteorological data that affect the growth and yield of crops. This is as a result of little or no access to the data that could be used to predict the best agricultural practices for optimum output in the rural environments. In this work, a portable and user friendly smart Automated Weather Station (AWS) was constructed. The device that is programmed with Arduino UNO is capable of measuring the temperature, relative humidity and moisture content of the soil. The performance evaluation of the device was observed in the laboratory and onsite (Covenant University farm) both on the sunny and rainy days respectively. It was revealed that there is positive linear relationship between the volume of water added to the soil sample and the soil moisture content in the laboratory measurements. The on-site measurements showed that the temperature is inversely proportional to the relative humidity and soil moisture content. This device is efficient in taking the short-term essential parameters that could improve the yield of agricultural products in the rural environments if properly utilized.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agricultural monitoring, Relative humidity, Moisture content, temperature, In-situ smart AWS,
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Dr. Mojisola Usikalu
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2018 12:37
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 12:32

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