Cloud-Based Smart Farming for Crop Production Suitability Using Wireless Sensor Technology
In the Philippines, agriculture plays a dominant role in its economic development. Generating more than 6% of its total export, 25% total area is constraint-free while about 75% areas with various problem soils such as steep slopes, poor drainage, coarse texture soils, heavy cracking clays, severe fertility limitations, acid sulfate soils, feat soils, mine tailing and polluted lands. This paper aims to develop a low-cost, portable cloud-based dashboard connected to a gateway via Internet of Things (IoT) for monitoring real-time measurements providing local farmers, concerned government agencies and units in the Philippines, a modernframework for smart farming which analyzes crop production suitability in terms of edaphic and climatic factors per locality. The integration of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology is required to measure moisture content, humidity, temperature and pH level of the soil and point its actual geographic locations utilizing Global Position System (GPS) in three-dimension (3D) and three-hundred-sixty degrees (3600) street view sattelite map.