Plant Watering Management System using Fuzzy Logic Approach in Oil Palm Nursery
Keywords:Fuzzification, Fuzzy System, Oil Palm Nursery, Watering Management,
AbstractPlant watering is an important part of a nursery production. In oil palm plantation, the nursery is the basis to produce healthy seedlings. In nurseries, several plants of different stages of their growth are raised. Therefore, timely and right amount supply of water is essential. Thus, a proper arrangement should be made to meet the water requirement of a nursery. Nursery supervisor may face difficulties to acquire the exact amount of water requirement needed by plants due to factors like rainfall and watering time. The decision to determine the amount of required water is crucial to avoid excessive or inadequate water supply, which gives bad effects to the plant’s growth. Therefore, Water Management System based on fuzzy approach is introduced to help nursery supervisor to manage the watering system in the nursery appropriately. External factors of rainfall and watering time are used to determine sufficient amount of water based on fuzzy logic approach. Nursery supervisor can view watering simulation, which shows the watering status of each plant bed in the nursery. This system emphasizes its benefit to assist nursery supervisor to manage and monitor a watering task for a better nursery management.
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