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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 1888-1898
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.225


Field Level Investigation of Automated Drip Irrigation System
K.V. Arjun Prakash1*, S. Sajeena2 and S.V. Lakshminarayana1
1Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India
2KVK, Malappuram, KAU, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Water is the most valuable resource in the world and is playing a crucial role in daily activities of living beings on the earth. To meet the ever increasing demand, conservation and management of water resource is very important. Conventional methods of irrigation, like surface and subsurface flooding leads to scarcity of water, which can be reduced by adopting drip or trickle irrigation. Drip irrigation system can be controlled through different automation techniques. Field study was carried out with Hilton FI variety of salad cucumber under different irrigation and fertigation levels using solenoid valves and GSM modem technique. The automated drip irrigation system consists of two capacitor type and two conductive type soil moisture sensors, solenoid valves and water flow sensors. Total yield and crop growth parameters showed better performance under 100 per cent fertigation when compared with 70 per cent fertigation. Combination of 100 per cent fertigation with 70 per cent irrigation also showed good results, whereas production was less in the case of 70 per cent fertigation with 70 per cent irrigation. The modified automated drip irrigation system is cost effective, portable and durable and it shows better performance.


Keywords: Capacitance, Drip irrigation, Electrical conductivity, Fertigation, GSM modem, Sensors and Solenoid valve
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Arjun Prakash, K.V., S. Sajeena and Lakshminarayana, S.V. 2017. Field Level Investigation of Automated Drip Irrigation SystemInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 1888-1898. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.225