Preliminary Design on the Development of Wireless Sensor Network for Water Table Monitoring in Paddy Fields

In the past few years new trends have emerged in the Indian Agricultural sector due to the development in the field of wireless sensor networks as well as other precision agricultural techniques. Through agriculture it is possible to increase the crop production while reducing the cost for cultivation. The farmers can monitor the soil condition, crop ad climate for making alternate arrangements for achieving high yield. Precision agriculture system will gather information from a distributed system of sensors deployed in the fields about the soil moisture, humidity, crop growth, soil nutrients etc. Also it uses a decision support system to suggest the possible treatment for better crop. Examples of suggestion for treatments or corrective measures can be applying a different fertilizer, lime or pesticides.

Provided by: Cochin University of Science & Technology Topic: Mobility Date Added: Sep 2011 Format: PDF

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