2012 16th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics (2011)
Sept. 30, 2011 to Oct. 2, 2011
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/PCI.2011.60
Irregular or insufficient rainfall can be a serious limitation to the final yield, causing low yields and even crop failure. Moreover the total amount of water is assessed during the growing stages by the plants¢ characteristics. It is possible, however, to find out how much soil moisture by using sensors This can help farmers in decision making Furthermore the combination of soil moisture sensors with management zones may lead to increase of the final yield. The aim of this research was to calibrate and install the WATERMARK sensors in a commercial vineyard according to the Precision Agriculture practices. The results of the research proved that the WATERMARK sensors can assess the soil moisture with high accuracy (R2 = 0.85).
precision agriculture, sensors, soil moisture
A. Tagarakis, V. Liakos, L. Perlepes, S. Fountas, T. Gemtos, "Wireless Sensor Network for Precision Agriculture", 2012 16th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics, vol. 00, no. , pp. 397-402, 2011, doi:10.1109/PCI.2011.60