Banana plantations require an ample and frequent irrigation, but deficits of water could adversely affect crop growth and yields. And this is where smart irrigation comes into the picture. Compared to rainfed production with seasonal differences, smart irrigation could provide regular water supply over the total growing season which will lead to taller plants, greater leaf area, and result in earlier shooting and higher yields.
- Timely irrigation could not be achieved efficiently
Being a crop with long duration to yield, bananas need a great deal of water, varying from 1,200 mm in the humid tropics to 2,200 in the dry tropics. However, due to limited number and energy of manpower, the timely irrigation could be difficult to achieve.
- Overwatering and waste run-off may occur
Interval between irrigation has an obvious effect on yields. The more balanced the intervals, the higher the yields.
Milesight offers the whole smart irrigation solution including soil moisture sensor, solenoid valve controller and UG67 Outdoor LoRaWAN® getaway. By adopting Milesight smart irrigation, the operations could be more streamlined, resulting in savings in water, energy costs, and time. When the soil moisture sensor detects deficiency, it will send out alert to cloud management system so as to inform the users through app notification or emails. The users could manage irrigation remotely based on data through solenoid valve controller. Moreover, by adopting LoRa, it consumes less power and hence battery will last for longer duration. Also, the whole smart irrigation solution is easy to deploy due to its simple architecture.
–Soil Moisture Sensor
–Solenoid Valve Controller
–UG67 Outdoor LoRaWAN® Getaway
Soil Moisture Sensor
EM500-SMTC provides an external probe for receiving accurate and instantaneous information on soil moisture content, temperature, and electrical conductivity. It is an important tool for anyone to solve problems related to soil.
Solenoid Valve Controller
UC51x series LoRaWAN® wireless solenoid valve controller is used to remotely control DC latching solenoids of the valve. Also, UC51x series provides both solar and built-in battery power supply for uninterrupted operation.
UG67 Outdoor LoRaWAN® Getaway
UG67 is a robust 8-channel outdoor LoRaWAN® gateway. Adopting SX1302 LoRa chip and high-performance quad-core CPU, UG67 supports connection with more than 2000 nodes. UG67 has line of sight up to 15 km and can cover about 2km in urbanized environment, which is ideally suited to smart office, smart building and many other outdoor applications.
By providing what is needed to plans in accordance with temperature, humidity and other relevant data collected from sensors, Milesight’s smart irrigation solution will ensure a uniform and homogenous distribution of water in proper and regular doses.
- A Virtuous Cycle of Plantation
By using smart irrigation, golden circle will be established thanks to productivity enhancement and crop quality improvement.
The high efficiency of water usage and manpower will significantly save the expenses that you would have incurred using other watering methods. Increase of profits would be more notable by using this method.