A low-cost plant monitoring system and smart irrigation

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Ashesi University
During the dry season, there is little or no rainfall, and plant life suffers as a result. Water is available during the rainy season, thus plants will thrive but may perish if swamped. There must be a system in place that can harvest the limited water available then use it as needed. Ghanaian farmers in rural areas want a system that delivers real-time data on their crops. Safer, faster, and more effective means of such operations have emerged. Most traditional activities have evolved as a result of the internet's penetration. An Internet of Things (IoT) system could help enhance the effectiveness of a standard surface watering system. The system is equipped with sensors that can detect changes in temperature, pH, soil moisture, and humidity, among other things, and can send this information to a smart device via the Internet. Ghana needs to adopt new technologies in order to compete with the rest of the world. Plant monitoring is an important aspect of agriculture and horticulture. The majority of people are fixated on seeing the farm physically and performing the majority of farm tasks manually, which affects efficiency and productivity. In this project, the development of a plant monitoring system and smart irrigation operated using sensors and a web-based platform is explored for the monitoring of water consumption, with the help of Internet of Things (IoT).
Capstone Project submitted to the Department of Engineering, Ashesi University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, May 2022
Berko, N. K. O. (2022). A Low-Cost Plant Monitoring System and Smart Irrigation. Ashesi University.