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Sensor Networks

A Datatrac screenshot from the computer at Neals Mill farm, displaying the substrate moisture data from the sensor network.

The second project at McCorkle Nurseries is using a Decagon wireless sensor network to monitor substrate water content in various crops. Data collection here also is focused on gardenia, because of the potential benefits of improved irrigation practices for this crop. 

A total of four EM50R dataloggers are deployed, and those loggers are sending data to a basestation and laptop in the McCorkle office at Neals Mill.

One of these loggers is configured as a weather station (rain, temperature, light, RH), while the other three loggers have four soil moisture sensors connected to them. We will add a rain gauge to these three loggers soon, so that we can monitor irrigation as well.