Real Time Monitoring Of Crop Health using Intel Edison

Millions of farmers in the world each year face loss of their crop. Its mainly due to crop disease or environmental problems like nature of soil (pH), poor quality of air, and excessive or very low moisture in soil.

To get cure from these problems, farmers need to know the fertilizer according to the condition of the soil and also the amount of water needed everyday for his crop with respect to the temperature, moisture and humidity.

More than 50% of the people's occupation in the world is farming and we need a innovative solution, which is affordable and can be implemented in the current scenario.

Crop Health using Intel Edison

The idea is to make a hardware + mobile app which could be used by farmers, can update farmers with any issues with their farms and can analyse amount of sunlight, rain, soil moisture, pH and can suggest best fertilizers according to the data from the sensors. It can also compare the data with the local weather data for that GPS location. The app will also have real-time updated selling prices of crops for the farmer.

Start by cutting the bottle. Cut the bottle in 3 parts, one from the top, one from the funnel just like the image above.

Cut it neatly as we will need it afterwards.

Go to and then sign up

2) Log into you dashboard

3) Click on the sources button

4) Click on add source

5) Select Arduino as source

6) Name it as you want

Now you have successfully make your account!

8) Now click on add variable

9) Chose a line chart

10) Name your variables and add different icons to them

11) Create all of them and then go to your dashboard

12) In the dashboard, make widget and save it as we will need it afterwards.


We want our device to get all sensor data > Push sensor data to cloud > Get the sensor data on our application.

Copy the code in your arduino IDE and then replace the VARIABLE IDs and TOKEN with tokens and IDs in your account.

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Ibrar Ayyub

I am an experienced technical writer holding a Master's degree in computer science from BZU Multan, Pakistan University. With a background spanning various industries, particularly in home automation and engineering, I have honed my skills in crafting clear and concise content. Proficient in leveraging infographics and diagrams, I strive to simplify complex concepts for readers. My strength lies in thorough research and presenting information in a structured and logical format.

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