Environmental Parameters Monitoring for Greenhouse Farming Using Wireless Sensor Networks

Stephen Bassi Joseph, Emmanuel Gbenga Dada, Emmanuel Parth Musa, Muhammed Sadiq Abdullahi and Suleiman Fatima Unekwu

Abstract

Successive reforms in agricultural policies have recently created an enabling environment for development and implementation of state of the art, environmentally friendly farming strategies. This permits farmers to intensify production and manage local environment which is crucial for sustainable development of agricultural sector. This paper proposes a wireless sensor network architecture for real-time greenhouse environmental parameters monitoring to achieve scientific cultivation at a low management cost. The greenhouse monitoring system was designed by integrating DHT11 sensor, GSM module to a microcomputer board which is Arduino microcontroller. A real-time observation, monitoring and communication station was built using an android phone. Sensor data are received in near real time through wireless communication network for analysis and control of targeted area. The proposed model was built and tested. The results obtained shows that automated monitoring of greenhouse farming is promising for enhanced agricultural production. Download full article PDF

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