Reliability evaluation of the data acquisition potential of a low-cost climatic network for applications in agriculture

Sergio Trilles, Pablo Juan, Carlos Díaz-Avalos, Sara Ribeiro, Marco Painho

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Abstract

Temperature, humidity and precipitation have a strong influence on the generation of diseases in different crops, especially in vine. In recent years, advances in different disciplines have enabled the deployment of sensor nodes on agricultural plots. These sensors are characterised by a low cost and so the reliability of the data obtained from them can be compromised, as they are built from low-confidence components. In this research, two studies were carried out to determine the reliability of the data obtained by different SEnviro nodes installed in vineyards. Two networks of meteorological stations were used to carry out these studies, one official and the other professional. The first study was based on calculating the homogenisation of the data, which was performed using the Climatol tool. The second study proposed a similarity analysis using cross-correlation. The results showed that the low-cost node can be used to monitor climatic conditions in an agricultural area in the central zone of the province of Castelló (Spain) and to obtain reliable observations for use in previously published fungal disease models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6597
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Volume20
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Climatic conditions
  • Cross-correlation
  • Homogenisation
  • Low-cost sensors

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