Greener farming through precision agriculture
Founding Year: Not founded yet
SmartAgri has developed a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) based, real-time monitor and control for effective farm irrigation and management of other vital farming resources.
Agriculture depends on the weather conditions. Water scarcity has led to a great decline in agricultural output which in turn has led to poverty. Sadly the suicide rate has increased amongst farmers especially in developing countries due to the decline in agricultural yield. The available area of cultivation land is also declining because of increased building developments. So the need for more yield from a smaller area of land whilst maintaining the fertility of the soil has become the major problem for farmers. If agriculture is looked at from an individual perspective, farming is becoming increasingly subject to less interest from younger generations due to the problems involved such as sinking profitability, scarcity of water, electricity, labour etc.
SmartAgri addresses these problems by using WSN technology in agriculture to support the effective utilisation of resources such as water, fertilisers and pesticides at the right location and at the right time.
Team Members: Dr. Vijayaragavan Viswanathan (Microelectronics, Ph.D); Dr. Massimo Spina (Physics, Ph.D); Jayaraman Rengaiah (Electronics, B.E); Muthusamy Thangavelu (electronics, B.E)