Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Engineering Development and Technological Innovation, ICSEDTI 2022, 11-13 October 2022, Tanjungpinang, Indonesia

Research Article

Design of Internet of Things (IoT) based Soil Moisture Monitoring System Using Solar Power in Urban Agriculture (Horticulture)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-10-2022.2326280,
        author={Allysia Shafira and Sapta Nugraha and Tonny Suhendra},
        title={Design of Internet of Things (IoT) based Soil Moisture Monitoring System Using Solar Power in Urban Agriculture (Horticulture)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Engineering Development and Technological Innovation, ICSEDTI 2022, 11-13 October 2022, Tanjungpinang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSEDTI},
        year={2023},
        month={1},
        keywords={esp-wroom-32 iot soil moisture temperature solar cell blynk},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-10-2022.2326280}
    }
    
  • Allysia Shafira
    Sapta Nugraha
    Tonny Suhendra
    Year: 2023
    Design of Internet of Things (IoT) based Soil Moisture Monitoring System Using Solar Power in Urban Agriculture (Horticulture)
    ICSEDTI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-10-2022.2326280
Allysia Shafira1, Sapta Nugraha1,*, Tonny Suhendra1
  • 1: Universitas Maritim Raja Ali Haji
*Contact email: saptanugraha@umrah.ac.id

Abstract

Urban farming refers to cultivating plants around the urban environment by utilizing narrow or abandoned land in the house yard. The plants usually cultivated in urban agriculture are horticultural crops, such as lettuce. Agricultural irrigation accuracy is crucial, though it is often a hindrance because urban communities usually have other jobs besides farming and cannot constantly monitor their crops. Therefore, this study aimed to design a simple monitoring tool and make automatic irrigation systems that measure soil moisture, temperature, and water distance in reservoirs in urban agriculture. It used an Internet of Things (IoT)-based design developed using the Solar Cell as an energy source and could be monitored with a smartphone/PC. The system design uses soil moisture and temperature sensors, a mini water pump, and an ultrasonic sensor using the conductivity principle. The results indicated that the IoT-based monitoring device using solar power in urban agriculture was successfully designed using ESP-WROOM-32 displayed on the Blynk platform by testing the entire system.