Industrial IoT Technologies and Applications. 4th EAI International Conference, Industrial IoT 2020, Virtual Event, December 11, 2020, Proceedings

Research Article

Deployment and Assessment of a LoRa Sensor Network in Camelina [ (L.) Crantz] Culture

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-71061-3_14,
        author={David Mostaza-Colado and Pedro V. Mauri Ablanque and An\^{\i}bal Capuano},
        title={Deployment and Assessment of a LoRa Sensor Network in Camelina [ (L.) Crantz] Culture},
        proceedings={Industrial IoT Technologies and Applications. 4th EAI International Conference, Industrial IoT 2020, Virtual Event, December 11, 2020, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INDUSTRIALIOT},
        year={2021},
        month={7},
        keywords={Camelina Smart agriculture Precision farming},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-71061-3_14}
    }
    
  • David Mostaza-Colado
    Pedro V. Mauri Ablanque
    Aníbal Capuano
    Year: 2021
    Deployment and Assessment of a LoRa Sensor Network in Camelina [ (L.) Crantz] Culture
    INDUSTRIALIOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-71061-3_14
David Mostaza-Colado1, Pedro V. Mauri Ablanque1, Aníbal Capuano2
  • 1: IMIDRA Agro-Environmental Research Department (Madrid Institute for Rural, Agrarian and Food Research and Development)
  • 2: Camelina Company Spain

Abstract

The use of LoRa sensors and IoT in farming is increasing progressively. For this study, we installed a series of LoRa soil moisture and conductivity sensors at 5 cm and 30 cm depth in a (L.) Crantz cultivar. The information gathered by the sensors show how rain or irrigation water infiltrates in the soil. This allows the farmer to take decisions regarding the use of water in a very effective, cheap and reliable way. Although the use of LoRa sensors is more common in irrigated crops of high economic value and yield, the use of cheap sensors in rainfed agriculture can be a great contribution to manage the crop and add additional value to the production. It could provide information on the water stress and needs of the crop and be decisive in assessing whether, in large areas of dry land, it will be economically profitable to cultivate.