A visual tool that allows the users to monitor and plan works in the area of a hydroponic farm.
To meet various industries’ needs, we decided to support the activities of farmers and owners of large vegetable or fruit farms. Modern agriculture requires not only cultivation solutions but also the most up-to-date management. Our project was based on the use of sensors that would collect data processed by the application. This, in turn, would facilitate the daily work with crops, allow you to generate savings, and plan further works.
|Business need||hydroponic farm management system|
|Scope||dashboards with real-time data presentation|
|Technology||React, Redux, TypeScript, GoJS, Node.js, React Native for mobile version|
With the help of an easy-to-use dashboard, in real-time, it is possible to manage not only the crop itself but also they support the collection of data and then manage their visualization to economic and precise modern farm management.
Our project was based on the use of sensors that would collect data processed by the application. This, in turn, would facilitate the daily work with crops, allow you to generate savings, and plan further works.
We used IoT benefits, i.e., sensors that monitor cultivation conditions on an ongoing basis to detect possible problems or improve work.
Plan sales, estimate costs, or modification of the farm size and its effective management.
Standard field farming practices lead to soil erosion to massive water consumption. The hydroponic farming industry solves many of these concerns. Our team decided to challenge themselves and crafted a visual tool that allows the users to monitor and plan works in the area of a hydroponic farm. It consists of a set of dashboards combined with a real-time overview of the facility. This visually stunning project consists of a set of dashboards that focus on the supply, maintenance, and finance combined with a real-time overview of the facility.
The combination of ecology and modern technologies resulted in the creation of the Hydrophonic farm application, whose task was to facilitate and modernize plant management. We used the benefits of IoT, i.e. sensors that monitor the conditions of cultivation on an ongoing basis to detect possible problems or improve work. With the help of an easy-to-use dashboard, in real-time, it is possible to manage not only the crop itself but also plan sales, estimate costs, or modification of the farm size and its effective management.
improving the performance of the farm
enabling real-time conditions monitoring
detection of possible issues
One example of an automated system for farming with a hydroponic style is the vertical farming system. Vertical farming involves growing plants in vertically stacked layers or towers, often in controlled indoor environments. Automated systems in vertical farming use technologies such as sensors, artificial lighting, irrigation systems, and climate control to monitor and adjust environmental conditions automatically. These systems can regulate factors like temperature, humidity, nutrient levels, and lighting schedules to optimize plant growth and productivity.
Hydroponics farming can be done by following several key steps. It starts with setting up a hydroponic system, which typically involves choosing a suitable system design (such as nutrient film technique or deep water culture), preparing a growing medium or using a soilless medium, and installing irrigation and nutrient delivery systems. Then, select and start germinating seeds or obtaining seedlings. Provide appropriate lighting, temperature, and humidity conditions for optimal plant growth. Finally, monitor and maintain nutrient levels, pH balance, and environmental factors to ensure healthy plant development.
Technologies involved in hydroponics include nutrient solutions, pH management systems, water pumps and irrigation systems, grow lights (such as LED lights), timers, sensors (for monitoring temperature, humidity, pH, and nutrient levels), air circulation systems, and various hydroponic system designs (such as NFT, DWC, ebb and flow, and aeroponics). These technologies work together to create an environment suitable for plant growth without soil.
Yes, hydroponics can be automated. Automated hydroponic systems can incorporate sensors and control systems to monitor and adjust environmental factors, nutrient delivery, lighting schedules, and irrigation. These systems can be programmed to maintain optimal growing conditions, reducing the need for manual intervention. Automation in hydroponics can increase efficiency, minimize human error, and allow for remote monitoring and control of the system.
The seven types of hydroponic systems include nutrient film technique (NFT), deep water culture (DWC), ebb and flow (flood and drain), aeroponics, drip irrigation, wick system, and vertical farming. Each system has its own advantages and considerations, and the choice depends on factors such as available space, desired crop type, level of automation, and resource availability.
Vertical farming software refers to specialized software applications that help manage and optimize operations in vertical farming systems. These software solutions can monitor and control various aspects of vertical farming, such as climate control, lighting schedules, nutrient delivery, and crop monitoring. They often include features like data analytics, remote access and control, predictive modeling, and inventory management to enhance productivity, efficiency, and decision-making in vertical farming environments.
When choosing farm management software, consider factors such as the specific needs and scale of your farm operations, the features and capabilities offered by the software, user-friendliness and ease of implementation, compatibility with existing systems, cost and pricing structure, customer support and training options, and the reputation and track record of the software provider. It’s important to choose software that aligns with your farm management goals, whether it’s streamlining operations, improving data management, enhancing traceability, or optimizing productivity.
Vertical farming solutions refer to the various technologies, systems, and practices used in vertical farming. This includes vertical farming systems (such as tower systems or stacked growing racks), specialized lighting systems (such as LED lights), automated irrigation and nutrient delivery systems, climate control systems (for temperature, humidity, and CO2.