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Performance Assessment of Soil Moisture Meter under Sandy Clay Loam Soil

DOI: 10.18805/ag.R-2286    | Article Id: R-2286 | Page : 243-248
Citation :- Performance Assessment of Soil Moisture Meter under Sandy Clay Loam Soil.Agricultural Reviews.2022.(43):243-248
K. Balaji, T. Pandiarajan balaprofessional19@gmail.com
Address : Department of Processing and Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Kumulur-621 712, Tamil Nadu, India.
Submitted Date : 1-06-2021
Accepted Date : 8-11-2021

Abstract

Background: Irrigation performs a substantial function for the growth of Agricultural vegetation. Soil supplies essential nutrients for the growth of plant and provides anchor support to the roots of the crops. Soil Moisture permits the requirement for water system to be measured ahead of a yield giving indications of misery. Knowing the soil moisture status empowers exceptionally productive water system, giving the water as and when required and wiping out the inefficient utilization of water when water system isn’t required.
Methods: Sandy clay loam soil contains a decent arrangement of plant supplements and supports most sorts of plants and yields. So in the field plentiful accessibility of this soil its texture is discovered by estimating soil moisture.
Result: Within the research we developed a soil moisture meter based on capacitive type sensor the output is analog voltage which is calibrated to soil moisture percentage and its performance is comparatively investigated with different moisture sensor under sandy clay loam soil. The proposed model is highly emphasized on the soil moisture percentage that is the level of water content in the soil. The percentage value is displayed in the LCD. The deployment cost is highly reduced in the proposed model.

Keywords

Capacitive soil moisture sensor V2.0 Gravimetric analyzer Moisture level 3 (ML3) Theta probe soil moisture sensor Resistive type soil moisture sensor

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