Many countries in the world are facing the problem of water scarcity. Water for drinking and irrigation is very important to us. Whether it is farm irrigation or garden drip irrigation, a lot of water is needed. This process inevitably leads to the waste of water. Therefore, intelligent irrigation systems are becoming more and more important. It consists of advanced sensors and controls that minimize water waste.
It has been proven that smart irrigation technology can reduce water waste by 20-40% compared to traditional irrigation technology. It can scientifically determine whether to water plants and how much water to water based on current regional weather data and soil moisture. Flexible adjustment of irrigation time and irrigation position. Reduce water waste and improve irrigation efficiency while maintaining plant health and quality.
What is smart irrigation?
Intelligent irrigation is a method of using science and technology to save water in irrigation. It contains weather sensors, soil sensors and various controllers. Sensors monitor current weather conditions and actual ground humidity, and controllers control the opening or closing of water valves. Automatic irrigation is realized. Make scientific judgments about whether, when, and how much water is needed. It is suitable for water saving management in lawn, farmland, landscape and other areas.
The smart irrigation system integrates technologies such as the Internet of Things, mobile Internet and remote sensing monitoring. Wireless remote control valve switch. Provide plants with the right amount of water based on soil type and weather conditions to save irrigation water. Intelligent irrigation system mainly includes sensor technology, automatic control technology and computer technology. Combined with sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation and other garden irrigation methods.
How do smart irrigation systems work?
Smart irrigation systems monitor weather, soil moisture, evaporation and plant species to automatically adjust watering schedules. Irrigation work can be carried out by time and area, avoiding the waste of water caused by traditional preset irrigation.
The smart irrigation system uses lora or home wifi for signal transmission, and managers can remotely control it through a mobile phone or computer. No need for the irrigator to manually open or close the water valve.
Smart irrigation system composition
Because the smart irrigation system has powerful functions and can realize automatic water-saving irrigation, its composition is relatively complex. Generally consists of monitoring part, control part, transmission part and terminal platform. Different accessories work together to form a unit. The following is the composition of accessories for each part:
1. Soil moisture sensor
The soil moisture sensor is a device that directly measures whether the soil is dry. Generally, the probe is inserted into the same depth as the root of the plant, and the measurement result is more accurate. Soil sensors in different areas are used with the nearest soil controller. Control irrigation in different locations. The management platform can set high and low alarm values for soil sensors in different regions. Once the soil moisture exceeds the alarm value, the controller closes the water valve, and when the soil moisture falls below the alarm value, the controller opens the water valve. According to different soil types, we can choose different soil moisture sensors. Consumers only need to confirm system compatibility when purchasing sensors.
A weather station is a sophisticated device that collects and analyzes various atmospheric parameters to provide invaluable weather information. It consists of multiple sensors and instruments that measure factors such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation, and solar radiation.
Smart irrigation system advantages
Save manpower. Compared with traditional irrigation methods, smart irrigation is an automated method. No need for the irrigator to walk around the irrigation field with the nozzle. There is also no need to manually open or close the water valve. A mobile phone or a computer can complete the entire irrigation work. No longer worry about the plants in the garden will wilt due to lack of water when traveling. You can play anywhere with confidence.
Save water. The purpose of smart irrigation is to save water, it replaces the previous flood irrigation. It uses less water to meet the growth needs of plants. Smart irrigation systems can collect soil moisture data and effectively control irrigation water. It is also equipped with a circulation system to save water resources.
Remote management. Use a mobile phone or computer to complete monitoring data analysis and irrigation work, you do not have to appear in the irrigation area. Just turn on the phone at the right time to observe the growth status of the plant. One person can manage multiple cloud platforms at the same time and irrigate thousands of acres of farmland, which greatly saves labor costs.
Fine irrigation. Based on the real-time data measured by the sensors, we adjust the irrigation method in time. Water regularly and quantitatively according to the growth of the plants. Irrigation evenly throughout the garden allows each flower to grow healthily.
Intelligent control. Timed irrigation, remote irrigation, and cycle irrigation, flexible switching between the three irrigation modes, and the cloud platform modification take effect immediately.