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Cusat researchers won patent for great innovation, helpful for farmers

by Rishika Choudhury

Date & Time: Nov 01, 2022 1:00 PM

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Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) researchers have received an Indian patent for their innovation titled 'An Automated Irrigation System Based On Crop Water Requirement (AISCR) And Its Method Thereof.'

According to an official communication, the patent was won by Dr. Santosh Kumar M.B., Associate Professor, Division of Information Technology, School of Engineering, and Sowmya M.R., part-time research scholar, Department of Computer Applications, Cusat, and Assistant Professor, Sree Sankara College, Kalady.

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By combining Machine Learning and the Internet of Things, AISCR proposes a method for automating agricultural irrigation systems based on crop water requirements. The invention includes a method for calculating the irrigation trigger point, which is used to begin irrigation before crops become water-stressed. According to the communication, AISCR functions as a crop water irrigation alert system with a mobile application user interface, saving farmers time and effort.

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