DRIP IRRIGATION AUTOMATION WITH A WATER LEVEL SENSING SYSTEM IN A GREENHOUSE


Yildirim M.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND PLANT SCIENCES, vol.26, no.1, pp.131-138, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND PLANT SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-138

Abstract

Automated control systems in irrigation have in recent years made considerable progress, offering a wide range of new options. In this experiment, drip irrigation system automatically governed irrigation in accordance with a water level sensing system in the mini-pan with the help of evaporation. Data acquisition was performed by an electronic circuit, which processed data and then sent the data to the microcontroller (Pic16f877). In the system, a closed loop control system based on sensing water level in the mini-pan was used to activate irrigation, thereby the system started irrigation whenever water level in the mini-pan dropped to the set level. The performance of the automated system can be increased as the irrigation timing in the software is adjusted according to plant growth stages.