Header menu link for other important links
X
Development of seed sowing machine and monitoring soil nutrients for farmers
, Sharmila B., Devasena D., , Sivasankari S.A.
Published in Alpha Publishers
2021
Volume: 11
   
Issue: 2
Pages: 2018 - 2028
Abstract
Agricultural has always been the backbone of India’s sustained growth and also plays an important role in the nation’s economy. The farmer requires to know the nutrient level of the soil before sowing the seeds. Generally soil nutrients are measured by taking samples to the nearby agricultural centers. But here we provide in built application for detecting the soil nutrients along with a seed sowing rover. In this project soil nutrients are detected by a rover installed with a soil nutrient measuring device. This not only provides the fertility of the soil, but also some additional features such as pH, moisture and sun light intensity. Sowing the seeds must also be taken care, as it is the main part of farming. Manual sowing has problems of not giving acceptable spacing between row to row and plant to plant. It also leads to less population of crops than recommended. In seed sowing machine system wheels are used for locomotion. In each complete rotation of rotating wheel seed falls from the seed drum and the seed plantation process takes place smoothly as well as without wastage of seeds. This machine reduces the human efforts and total time of the farming process as nutrient monitoring and seed sowing processes is reduced compared with the available devices. © 2021 Alpha Publishers. All rights reserved.
About the journal
JournalJournal of Green Engineering
PublisherAlpha Publishers
ISSN19044720
Open AccessNo