International Journal of Research Studies in Management
Divine Word College of San Jose Special Issue
2023 Volume 11 Issue 2
Available Online: 9 June 2023
Norella, Alexa Marie R.*
Divine Word College of San Jose, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reboquio, Mikaila Grace P.
Apoderado, Zyrha Khaey Moneth P.
Ruizol, Princess Samantha A.
Majan, Samantha Nicole R.
Serdeña, Maricon H.
Bautista, Josephine N.
Limos-Galay, Jenny A.
This study was carried out with the aim of utilizing the Arduino UNO R3 in seed germination. Seed germination is the process by which seeds emerge from their dormant state. Germination is the first stage of a plant’s life cycle, and it is also the most difficult to maintain and care for. The researchers aimed to develop an automated okra seed germinator that could reduce the following factors: soil moisture, temperature, humidity, and light, all of which affect seed germination, concentrating on soil moisture, which has a significant impact on seed performance. The main materials required for this study are an Arduino UNO R3, a soil moisture sensor, a servo motor, an LCD, and okra seeds. For the other components to function properly, code was uploaded to the Arduino UNO R3. Two setups were observed: setup A received treatment, while Setup B did not receive any treatment. Within 15 days, the experiment was conducted entirely through observation. Based on the findings, using an Arduino UNO R3 to germinate okra seeds yielded no significant difference between the germination duration of the seeds germinated by the prototype and the manual method. However, the experiment showed 55% and 35% germination percentages respectively. Further, the germination percentage of the okra seeds grown by the prototype is higher than the germination percentage of the okra seeds grown manually Thus, the researchers recommend experimenting with different vegetable seeds if varying environmental needs. to widen the use of the automated okra seed germinator thereby upgrading it into an automated vegetable seed germinator.
Keywords: seed germination, Arduino UNO R3, automated okra seed germinator, germination percentage, germination duration
Cite this article:
Norella, A. M. R., Reboquio, M. G. P., Apoderado, Z. K. M. P., Ruizol, P. S. A., Majan, S. N. R., Serdeña, M. H., Bautista, J. N., & Limos-Galay, J. A. (2023). Automated okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) seed germinator using Arduino Uno R3. International Journal of Research Studies in Management, 11(2), 127-134. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsm.2023.1021
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