Benefits of remote drip irrigation management
The incorporation of technologies currently allow the telematic control of the irrigation system and the fertigation of our farms from a simple mobile phone, which facilitates both the management of irrigation systems and the necessary adjustments in real time.
The time when it was necessary to visit each farm to see in situ whether there had been any impact on irrigation or the fertigation process has gone down in history. Many companies in the localized irrigation sector now offer both standard and custom solutions for remote control and automation systems that allow monitoring and management of the parameters and components of the irrigation network remotely, analyzing the information supplied by irrigation raft systems and pumps, hydrants and plot factories, and even farm irrigation.
Functions of remote drip irrigation control systems
These systems allow among other functions:
- Develop functionality tailored to the installation that they will monitor, to ensure that the information provided is sufficient and collected in the correct way.
- Monitor the irrigation network in real time, to allow you to make critical decisions immediately.
- Manage a system of alarms and events adapted to the operation of the network and the needs of each crop.
- Control advanced irrigation and fertigation shifts, based on the information collected in each of the installed systems.
Benefits of remotely located irrigation control systems
The benefits of these remote control and automation systems for localized irrigation are:
- Reduction of production costs, optimizing energy expenditure, detecting breaks and avoiding uncontrolled water leaks.
- Increased staff productivity, assigning shifts or tasks according to the actual needs of each moment.
- Minimize staff displacement for control and monitoring tasks.
- Optimize irrigation dosing on each farm to optimize crop yield, adapting it to weather parameters, soil moisture, crop type, temperature, air humidity, solar radiation, rainwater precipitation, etc.
- It helps in the making of investment and operational decisions, based on real and historical production data.
- Planning predictive and preventive maintenance tasks, based on experience.
Components of a drop-by-drop irrigation control system at a distance
The components that provide information to the remote irrigation control system vary depending on the level of management you want to obtain, but generically, these are the most common sensors and relays:
- Soil moisture sensors
- Lighting sensors
- Battery level sensors
- Lighting relay
- Electrovalve relay
- Flow sensor
- Water level sensor (empty and full)
- Water pump relay
The integration of all these components and the information they generate allow the teams that perform the function of controllers to generate alerts and events appropriate to our requirements, and access them through wireless networks (radio, wifi or mobile network) or wired network systems, for remote management.
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