Vol. 12, Special Issue 7 (2023)
Design and development of cost-effective automatic fertigation device
RS Mhatre, ST Patil, US Kadam, MB Patil and RV Dhopavkar
This paper presents a study of automating the fertigation system by using locally available material which would be of low cost. The developed device was capable of applying pre-determined amount of fertilizers on the scheduled day. The ultra-sonic sensor was used to accomplish the task of applying fertigation on the basis of volume. The study showcased that the efficiency of the application of fertigation was 5-7% on an average. The device was tested for green amaranth crop under daily automatic fertigation and weekly manual fertigation. The yield produced by the crops under daily automatic fertigation was 9.31 t/ha and that of crops under weekly manual fertigation was 7.74 t/ha. The total cost incurred in development of the controller was Rs. 7556/-. The results promised that the developed device was cost-effective and farmer-friendly.
How to cite this article:
RS Mhatre, ST Patil, US Kadam, MB Patil and RV Dhopavkar. Design and development of cost-effective automatic fertigation device. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1804-1808.