Applied Sciences > Agriculture > DG CY2020 8346

Research Title Management of Unified Control and Automated System for Smarter Hydroponics Greenhouse (Year 1 of 2)
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Research Duration Start:
3 March 2020
28 February 2021
Research Location ISAT U
Research Description This project intends to design, develop, and implement a smart management system for greenhouse production of lettuce. The system will address the intensive and laborious task of monitoring and controlling plant nutrient in an NFT hydroponics system and other issues in inefficient monitoring techniques as presently experienced by Ephrathah Farms. The proposed system will design and create a towcost control and management system employing the technology of intemet of things (I0T). The project will design and create a management and control system employing multiple sensors, automated nutrients dosing, control and monitor of temperature of the nutrient solution, and test the reliability of the system.
Research Objectives The general objective of the project is to design, develop, and evaluate a smart management system for greenhouse production of lettuce equipped with automated fertigation requirement with monitoring and control over the internet. Specifically, it aims to: (1) design and develop a greenhouse management system for hydroponics in tropical areas; (2) Develop software and hardware components to control and monitor the greenhouse With IOT componentc and (3) &Valuate the reliability and performance of the developed system based on the system life cycle.
Research Beneficiary(ies) Ephrathah Farms, farm laborers, farmers, consumers, the buying market and farm owners
Research Accoplishments [CY 2020] A) Publications: At least 1 publishable research articles / research poster B) Patents/IP: At least 1 product registration application filed (UM or Industrial design) C) Products: Electronic controller and monitoring system D) People Services: at least 10 OJT sudents E) Places and Partnerships: MOA with partner industry the Ephrathah Farms (EF)
Total Research Cost ₱1,306,180.80
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Code DG CY2020 8346
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Priority Thrust DOST

Sector Applied Sciences
Actual Sector Agriculture
Related sectors Food Technology
Entry revision: February 2021