Utilizing Smart Space Technology for Precision Agriculture


  • Harold R. Lucero
  • Francis Balazon
  • Luisito L. Lacatan


Embarking numerous technological advancement directed at rising and improving the agricultural sector is an idea that the Philippine Department of Agriculture is pushing in preparation to get ahead of the forthcoming dilemma of the new era. This research aims to use smart space technologies in the Philippine agricultural sector that plays a major part in our economy. The proposed concept alludes to the development of a prototype that integrates the Internet of Things (IoT), regarded to be the driving force of smart space technologies, to preserve growth and planting sustainability .This will work by installing a network of sensors that monitor greenhouse agricultural data such as moisture content, temperature, humidity, and pH level, which will be collected and will be transmitted online using a microcontroller. Soil moisture stress will be monitored in real-time and will trigger the sprinkler system once it drops below the threshold point. Based on collected data, factors affecting planting sustainability will be monitored which can give growers and farmers an opportunity to provide proper intervention to help reduce waste and, if necessary, enhance the competitiveness of medium and small sized farmers for high-value agro-products. The output of this study is a simpler and increasingly efficient method of managing and enhancing the yield of farming in greenhouses.