Plant Monitoring System for Vegetable Growers
Cereneo S. Santiago Jr.1, Jake Alexander V. Murray2, Larslie Z. Dela Pieza3, Saxby Dizon4
1Cereneo S. Santiago Jr., Cavite State University – Silang, Campus.
2Jake Alexander V. Murray, Cavite State University – Silang, Campus.
3Saxy Dizon, Cavite State University – Silang, Campu.
4Larslie V. Dela Pieza, Cavite State University – Silang, Campus.
Manuscript received on March 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 3097-3100 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F8393038620 /2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F8393.038620
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Abstract: The study aimed to design and develop a Plant Monitoring System for Vegetable Growers with android application. The developed system help farmers to water their plants according to its needs, determining the soil moisture, temperature and humidity with their respective sensors. A descriptive-development design was applied in the study. For the development of the system, the Systematic Engineering Process was employed. It deals with the development of hardware prototype, while Android Studio and Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) were used to develop the software of the system to make use of its hardware. The functional acceptability of the system was assessed by one hundred twenty (120) evaluators consisted of farmers and agriculturists and IT professionals in compliance to hardware quality standards. The system was assessed in terms of functionality, durability, economy, safety, and saleability. The findings of the study revealed that the system performed its functionality well, with obtained adjectival rating of very good across three (3) groups of system evaluators. In terms of durability the system needs to be more durable to make it steadier and more substantial. In terms of economy, the system needs to use materials that are suited to make it more durable. The system is safe and ready to use by end user. The findings implied that the system was able to meet the criteria, specifically in safety, where the system exhibited an absence of harm when in use. The development of plant monitoring system could harness its power in sustaining production of plants or vegetables of farmers, thus, will contribute to the betterment of their lives through automated assistance in watering and monitoring plants or vegetables.
Keywords: Plant Monitoring System, Vegetable Growers, System Engineering Process, Sustainable Production
Scope of the Article: Mobile Computing and Mobile System Engineering.