Energy-efficient wireless sensor networks for precision agriculture

A review

Haider Mahmood Jawad, Rosdiadee Nordin, Sadik Kamel Gharghan, Aqeel Mahmood Jawad, Mahamod Ismail

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Abstract

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) can be used in agriculture to provide farmers with a large amount of information. Precision agriculture (PA) is a management strategy that employs information technology to improve quality and production. Utilizing wireless sensor technologies and management tools can lead to a highly effective, green agriculture. Based on PA management, the same routine to a crop regardless of site environments can be avoided. From several perspectives, field management can improve PA, including the provision of adequate nutrients for crops and the wastage of pesticides for the effective control of weeds, pests, and diseases. This review outlines the recent applications of WSNs in agriculture research as well as classifies and compares various wireless communication protocols, the taxonomy of energy-efficient and energy harvesting techniques for WSNs that can be used in agricultural monitoring systems, and comparison between early research works on agriculture-based WSNs. The challenges and limitations of WSNs in the agricultural domain are explored, and several power reduction and agricultural management techniques for long-term monitoring are highlighted. These approaches may also increase the number of opportunities for processing Internet of Things (IoT) data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1781
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2017

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Keywords

  • Energy harvesting
  • Energy-efficient
  • Precision agriculture
  • Wireless communication technology
  • WSN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Energy-efficient wireless sensor networks for precision agriculture : A review. / Jawad, Haider Mahmood; Nordin, Rosdiadee; Gharghan, Sadik Kamel; Jawad, Aqeel Mahmood; Ismail, Mahamod.

In: Sensors (Switzerland), Vol. 17, No. 8, 1781, 03.08.2017.

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Jawad, Haider Mahmood ; Nordin, Rosdiadee ; Gharghan, Sadik Kamel ; Jawad, Aqeel Mahmood ; Ismail, Mahamod. / Energy-efficient wireless sensor networks for precision agriculture : A review. In: Sensors (Switzerland). 2017 ; Vol. 17, No. 8.
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