Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2020, 68, 859-865

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun202068050859
Published online 2020-11-01

Development of Irrigation Tank Monitoring System and Its Environment for the Effectiveness of Rice Irrigation

Dewi Sartika T.1, Rico Sihotang1, Muhamad Muslih2, Agustami Sitorus3, Oscar Haris4, Devianty5, Ramayanty Bulan5

1Department of Civil Engineering, Nusa Putra University, Jl. Raya Cibatu Cisaat No. 21, Sukabumi, West Java, 43155, Indonesia
2Department of Information System, Nusa Putra University, Jl. Raya Cibatu Cisaat No. 21, Sukabumi, West Java, 43155, Indonesia
3Research Center for Appropriate Technology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jl. Ks. Tubun No. 5, Subang, West Java, 41213, Indonesia
4Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nusa Putra University, Jl. Raya Cibatu Cisaat No. 21, Sukabumi, West Java, 43155, Indonesia
5Department of Agriculture Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Syiah Kuala University, Jl. Teuku Nyak Arief, Kopelma Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Aceh, 23111, Indonesia

Received December 18, 2019
Accepted August 28, 2020

The SRI (system of rice intensification) rice cultivation system can save water use and increase production. Besides, a controlled environment for monitoring such matters is important to be recorded to be able to investigate deeply the phenomena that occur. Therefore, a preliminary test to analyze the performance of the irrigation tank monitoring system and its environment was developed to monitor the effectiveness of rice cultivation watering at the research stage. A 400 mm × 700 mm bed planting fruit will be planted with water from two tanks with a 0.03 m3 capacity. A bed planting and tank were designed for two conditions, namely automatic and manual bed planting and tank. The control box of the monitoring system is placed in the water tank by monitoring water level, ambient temperature and humidity, water temperature, and illuminance from light. The performance test results of the monitoring system show that the device can function within normal limits. Sensors integrated with the ESP8266 NodeMCU development kit can be to record environmental conditions. The measurement data is then sent to the cloud via the internet and stored as a database. This database can be easily downloaded for further analysis if needed.

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