Application of low cost technology for the management of irrigation in organic orchards

Horcajo, Daniel and Prazeres Marques, Karina Patricia and Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor (2014). Application of low cost technology for the management of irrigation in organic orchards. In: "EGU General Assembly 2014", 27/04/2014-2/05/2014, Viena (Austria). p. 1.

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Title: Application of low cost technology for the management of irrigation in organic orchards
Author/s:
  • Horcajo, Daniel
  • Prazeres Marques, Karina Patricia
  • Rodríguez Sinobas, Leonor
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: EGU General Assembly 2014
Event Dates: 27/04/2014-2/05/2014
Event Location: Viena (Austria)
Title of Book: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Throughout history, humans have cyclically return to their old traditions such as the organic orchards. Nowadays, these have been integrated into the modern cities and could supply fresh vegetables to the daily food improving human health. Organic orchards grow crops without pesticides and artificial fertilizers thus, they are respectful with the environment and guarantee the food's safety . In modern society, the application of new technology is a must, in this case to obtain an efficient irrigation. In order to monitor a proper irrigation and save water and energy, soil water content probes are used to measure soil water content. Among them, capacitive probes ,monitored with a specific data logger, are typically used. Most of them, specially the data loggers, are expensive and in many cases are not used. In this work, we have applied the open hardware Arduino to build and program a low cost datalogger for the programming of irrigation in an experimental organic orchard. Results showed that the application of such as low cost technology, which is easily available in the market and easy to understand, everyone can built and program its own device helping in managing water resources in organic orchards .

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Item ID: 37081
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37081/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37081
Official URL: http://www.egu2014.eu/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 31 Jul 2015 14:37
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015 14:37
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