Development of Automated Irrigation System for Food Production Land
Saptomo, Satyanto Krido
Setiawan, Budi Indra
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As respond to demand on reducing water for agricultural sector as the water usage competition is increasing between various sectors, water efficient irrigation techniques were offer in order to keep the water status at the desirable level at a production land, while avoiding loss of water and within a certain amount of water available. Automation system was applied to micro irrigation system following wireless control network concept for multiple outdoor plots with different types of irrigation system. Control system is applied for tickle, sprinkle, pitcher and disk irrigation. The automated irrigation system is proven to work and keep water status accordingly to the desired condition which is field capacity, between pF 2.54 and 4.2. As the soil moisture was kept within the range percolation can be suppressed to its minimum or even halt. The system can be improved and used for various conditions of production lands and irrigation infrastructure.