Establishing the Flow Charts that can be Used in the Design of Irrigation Automation Systems




Flow chart, Evapotranspiration, Automation, Irrigation, Soil moisture


Automation is a mechanical, electronic and computer based technology that enables the operation of various devices, systems and programs without the need for human intervention. The irrigation automation system should be planned with less manpower, more controlled and better quality agricultural production considering the environment, water resources and production cost. It should have the ability to implement the irrigation program in greenhouse, field and garden plants cultivation. Irrigation automation system is formed by following some process steps. These are; preparing the irrigation program, selecting the system components, preparing the project, preparing and testing the software and the establishment of the system. The irrigation automation system, which is passed through these stages, ensures the effective use of irrigation water, reduces labour, controls the irrigation program and reduces production costs. In this study, flow charts have been created which can help to design of irrigation automation systems sensitive to crop water consumption and soil moisture level in root region.

Author Biography

Selçuk Usta, Department of Construction, Van Vocational School, Van Yüzüncüyıl University, 65090 Van

I am a lecturer at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Van Vocational School Construction Department. I did a master's degree in the Department of Agricultural Structures and Irrigation at the Institute of Science at the same university. Currently, I am a PhD student in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at the Institute Of Natural And Applied of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University.



How to Cite

Usta, S., Gençoğlan, S., & Gençoğlan, C. (2019). Establishing the Flow Charts that can be Used in the Design of Irrigation Automation Systems. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 7(7), 1014–1020.



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