1 Introduction</h5> Wireless sensor networks have become an important tool for modern growers. Sensors provide the ability to monitor conditions from the farm-level down to individual plants. Such sensors include ambient temperature, humidity, soil water content, irrigation pressure, applied water volume, and fertilizer concentration. Commercially-available wireless sensor networks for agriculture have until recently focused on sensor monitoring, but not control. Growers using these systems have a wealth of crop information from sensors, but must implement control decisions using traditional means such as stand-alone irrigation controllers or manual labor. Much research has been reported on developing wireless control systems ( Kim et al., 2008; Lea-Cox et al., 2008; Coates and Delwiche, 2009; Zhou et al., 2009; Fazackerley and Lawrence, 2010; Dursun and Ozden, 2011; Lajara et al., 2011; Li et al., 2011 ). These developments are important for advancing the state of wireless technology and developing best practices for implementation and control methodologies, but ultimately leave growers without the ability to adopt such systems since they are not available as commercial products. While some wireless systems with integrated control have become available, there is a need for greater transfer of ideas and technologies from research labs to the commercial
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture – Elsevier
Published: Aug 1, 2013
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