Hydroponics, open grow farming, and vertical setup: all in one

In collaboration with the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), the Indian Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIITB) is developing an automated greenhouse system for bringing precision to agriculture. The project, called AutoGrow, will work on a data sensing system, which is being created using the Internet of Things (IoT).  

The system will also make use of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) techniques to make agriculture self-regulatory, as AutoGrow will optimize crop yield and resource usage based on the data available.

“There are two extremes when it comes to automated greenhouses. In Western countries, they have completely automated houses that even control temperature, humidity, climactic parameters, and many other conditions. In India, we have completely open farming. We wanted to take the best of both and create a hybrid system which is specific for India,” Ramesh Kestur, Project Principal Investigator (PI), IIITB, told The Hindu. 

The IoT sensors which will be put in the soil will detect the water needs and nutrient needs of the crops. The AI/ML models will then deliver water and nutrients accordingly, as the sensors will also be put inside the tanks or containers.

Read more at thehindu.com

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