I'm considering setting up an automated watering system for my orchard. I'd be looking at having a system that will automatically start watering when certain conditions are met such as soil moisture dropping below a certain level or a certain amount of rain not falling over a certain period of time. So for example 5mm of rain not falling in two days. If the conditions were met then the irrigation system would open up for a set period of time, say an hour and then close.
So the system would require receiving weather data, either from a weather station or weather service. It would also require sensors to collect data and then a system to record it. The system would need to take action based on the data received.
There are a number of youtube videos about this topic. I really like what this fellow did for his little garden.
Has anyone gone down this path and can share stories of what they used and how it went for them?Linkback: https://www.ozfarmer.com.au/index.php?topic=1869.0