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Volume 351, 202210th International Conference on Innovation, Modern Applied Science & Environmental Studies (ICIES’2022)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||24 May 2022|
Water Sap flow and Soil Moisture Measurements for an Automatic Irrigation Control System
1 Materials & Process Engineering (iMMC-IMAP), UCLouvain, Belgium
2 School of Science and Engineering, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Ifrane, Morocco
3 REIPT Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Errachidia, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Morocco
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A sound water management requires accurate field data inquiry that can eventually allow for a proper control of the field’s irrigation. This work pro-poses an automatic irrigation control system that aims at optimizing the quantity of water needed for plants’ growth. The system consists of three key blocks: first, the continuous inquiry of the physical characteristics of the plant; second, the control unit to decide upon the actions to launch by the actuation unit; and third the actuation unit that sets parameters for pumps and valves. Conventional smart irrigation control systems use soil moister sensors which neglect the plant’s physiology as a monitoring factor, so this paper suggests the use of a sap flow sensor that accurately evaluates the plant’s condition; hence, decide upon the proper water distribution, illustrated with preliminary experimental results.
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