Omar M.F.Z.,Pusat Penyelidikan Mekanisasi and Automasi |
Hamid A.A.,Pusat Penyelidikan Mekanisasi and Automasi |
Akmal Mhd Yusoff M.,Pusat Penyelidikan Mekanisasi and Automasi |
Hashim M.H.,Pusat Penyelidikan Mekanisasi and Automasi
Jurnal Teknologi | Year: 2014
Land levelling is important to obtain a high yield because it can affect the germinantion and growth of rice plants. In addition, the water requirement with certain level at each stage should be treated with care to maximize the rice production. Currently the farmers use their naked eye to measure the land leveling and the result is not accurate. Therefore, a tool to measure the level of water depth and determine the status of land levelling in the fields is required. Status of land levelling is determined using water depth data obtained. The tool consists of several components such as base plate, mainframe, microcontrollers, sensors, GPS, screen display and data logger. By using 10m x 10m grid point method, the data obtained is to be generated into a levelness mapping. Therefore, the levelness map generated from this hand tool can be used to detect uneven land and aids the levelling work. © 2014 Penerbit UTM Press. All rights reserved.