Greenhouse automation with IoT

AfriIOT provides IoT solutions for greenhouse environment monitoring. We offer an easy-to-use cloud-based monitoring platform for greenhouse environment control systems.

Monitoring the greenhouse environment is necessary to maintain the optimal conditions for plant growth. Using wireless sensor networks, the monitoring of the greenhouse environment can be not only simplified but can also contribute to production efficiency increase. We can use monitoring and control sensors for different purposes in agriculture. Aside from controlling irrigation and water valves, they can also control sprinkler systems. The main benefit of these control devices is low power consumption and cloud storage that allows constant monitoring without excessive power use.


The greenhouse environment is a complex system that influences plant growth and development. The temperature of the soil is important for the development of many crops, and providing the correct amount of water is critical for the health of the plants, that is why there is a huge need for reliable control applications. Not enough moisture, in turn, results in a low yield, while too much moisture can lead to root diseases and water wastage. Fortunately, there are various controls for the moisture levels in a greenhouse, and the temperature inside the greenhouse can be controlled to provide the best growing conditions for your plants.

As you see, the greenhouse environment is an environment that can directly influence the growth of crops. The optimum climate growth conditions are essential to high yield, high quality, and low environmental load. The temperature of the air, humidity, light intensity, and carbon dioxide concentration are monitored and controlled to ensure that all the elements of the environment are optimal for plant growth. By controlling these variables, farmers can produce a maximum amount of food while reducing environmental impact.

The greenhouse environment is similar to the natural atmosphere. Incoming radiation warms the Earth’s surface, while outgoing radiation cools the air. A greenhouse’s glass walls allow shortwave UV rays to pass through and are absorbed by plants, while longwave IRs are trapped inside. The longwave rays are the most harmful. That is why during the first year of a greenhouse’s operation, the owner should not only read a manual to learn how to operate the greenhouse but also integrate a reliable control system, preferably on the basis of the Internet of Things technology.

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