Automated Soil Tester

  • P. Kovelan
  • T. KartheeswaranEmail author
  • N. Thisenthira
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1037)


This study proposes an automated soil tester to test the soil for agricultural purposes. The contribution of the computer science to agriculture is essential for the sustainability of human being in the world by keeping the food production up to a satisfactory level. The automation technique is a suitable and efficient solution to overcome difficulties in agriculture. This technique will increase the productivity and reduces the hardness of human effort in the field. The traditional soil testing mechanism has many difficulties and drawbacks such as time-consuming, poor knowledge of sample collection and variation in laboratory results compared to field results. The proposed automated soil tester will be the solid solution to overcome the problems of the traditional soil testing mechanism. The device has a temperature, moisture and pH sensors to measure the soil parameters such as temperature, water level, electro conductivity and pH. The automated soil tester will be able navigate in the given area of the field with the guidance of GPS and it is capable of avoiding obstacles in the filed. The data sensed will be sent to a website to get visualized and will stored in a database.


Automation Soil parameters Rover pH sensor Agriculture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical ScienceVavuniya Campus of the University of JaffnaVavuniyaSri Lanka

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