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A BJT Based Soil Moisture Sensor for Irrigation Monitoring

@inproceedings{Agarwal2012ABB,
  title={A BJT Based Soil Moisture Sensor for Irrigation Monitoring},
  author={Sanyam Agarwal and Arvind K. Gautam and Pankaj Singh and Rohit Sharma},
  year={2012}
}
A soil moisture sensor is an integral aspect of the various precise irrigation techniques. This paper focuses on a BJT based soil moisture sensor which can be implemented in a large array spreading throughout an irrigated field. Soil conductivity depends on the moisture content around the probes. This is particularly useful for monitoring moisture levels around roots of crops planted in an organized manner. The network architecture allows real time monitoring. A microcontroller is used to scan… 

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