A wireless sensors network for monitoring environmental variables in a tomato greenhouse

M. Mancuso, F. Bustaffa
2006 2006 IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems  
Precision Agriculture is based on detailed information on the status of crops: for example, some of the processes like fertilization and especially crop protection require frequent updates in information. Wireless sensors, continuously acquiring data, could play a role in preserving the environment by reducing pesticide usage and maximizing quality. These benefits need to be tested in the field. The Rinnovando group (Rgroup) is working with agricultural experts on a short-term deployment of a
more » ... reless sensors network in a tomato greenhouse in the South of Italy. In this project, Sensicast devices are used in order to apply of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in agriculture and particularly that of microclimate monitoring within a greenhouse incorporating sensor nodes in an agricultural ICT infrastructure.
doi:10.1109/wfcs.2006.1704135 fatcat:nq6x72wn45fxro3tgdshcjzahq