Low Cost Iot Enable Weather Station for Precision Agriculture
International journal of recent technology and engineering
Agrometeorology plays an important role in Precision Agriculture for resource management and effects both the quality and quantity of agriculture products. The existing solutions for monitoring weather parameters in agrometeorology are highly global and costly. These solutions are most of the time are inaccessible to the common man or farmers and require frequent physical visits to the field for obtaining information. But in agriculture monitoring highly localized weather condition is required
... dition is required because the weather conditions applicable farm land of one city may not be as such for a farmer of small rural. Weather conditions such as wind speed, wind direction, rainfall, solar radiation, atmospheric pressure, air particle level humidity and temperature measurement plays an important role in different fields like Agriculture, Science, Engineering and Technology. The proposed work provides an optimal solution for monitoring the weather conditions at extremely local level with low cost, compact Internet of Things (IoT) based system. In this paper the design of the system is presented with the use of NodeMCU for realizing the low-cost solution. This low-cost weather station is a product equipped with sensors to measure atmospheric conditions like temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction which has predominant effect in agriculture. With embedded IoT connectivity, the proposed weather station is capable to upload the information to IoT cloud ad can be used for further analysis.The user can access the information uploaded by the system anywhere from the world with the help on mobile app or web link on laptop/desktop. The "Low cost Compact IoT enabled Weather Station" does not have any display which make the proposed system more power efficient with overall current rating of about only 80mA to 90mA.