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AgroFarming - An IoT Based Approach for Smart Hydroponic Farming

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With world temperatures on the rise and climate change appears as a major factor affecting food production the traditional agriculture techniques may not be the answer to the ever increasing food demand across the globe. One of the key solutions to combat these problems is hydroponics. A lot of research has been done on varied solutions offered by smart hydroponics. A comparative study of the different solutions has not yet been documented. This paper aims to provide a critical review of the current hydroponic systems considering various parameters such as energy efficiency, cost, and type of design. Some of the solutions are PlantTalk Robot Farm and MircoCEA are discussed here.

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  • Hydroponics
  • Smart farming
  • Sensors
  • Mobile
  • IoT

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Mody, A., Mathew, R. (2020). AgroFarming - An IoT Based Approach for Smart Hydroponic Farming. In: Pandian, A., Palanisamy, R., Ntalianis, K. (eds) Proceeding of the International Conference on Computer Networks, Big Data and IoT (ICCBI - 2019). ICCBI 2019. Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies, vol 49. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43192-1_40

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