Abstract: A smart automated irrigation system for supplying water for farming is presented in this work, as an attempt to augment traditional irrigation management approaches. The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) has been implemented to design an appropriate low-cost solution to continuously monitor the moisture level in the soil via a mobile application. In this system, soil moisture detectors mounted near the root of the plants are employed to make measurements which the system then conveys to the base station. It notifies the user as the water level goes below the set point. As it detects low moisture, a message is passed between Node MCU and Blynk App and it automatically starts the motor to irrigate the farmlands. A low cost and economically viable irrigation solution for sustainable farming is hence illustrated in this paper, which is competitive in terms of its cost and the available benefits, in comparison to the similar solutions commercially available in the market at present.
Keywords: Irrigation Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Node MCU ESP8266, Blynk MobileApp, Soil Moisture Detector.