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QuickApp - Agro Monitor - Soil Moisture


SmartHomeEddy
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This QuickApp contains devices of soil moisture, soil temperature and surface temperature, from accumulated temperature and precipitation data from OpenWeather via Agro Monitoring. 


Soil temperature and moisture are essential indices that allow your customer to adjust irrigation work and prevent crop roots damage.

 

Accumulated temperature and precipitation is essential to make a right decision depends on a threshold setting. Temperature quantity index calculated as the sum of daily temperatures. Humidity quantity index expressed as the sum of daily precipitation.

 

Current soil data is updated 2 times a day. The soil temperature is provided in Kelvins and in this quickapp converted to Celsius (C = K - 273.15)

 

 

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IMPORTANT

  • You need an API key and Polygon ID from

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  • You need to create your Api key and Polygon ID at

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    • After your registration click the "New" button in the top of the "Create polygon" screen.
    • Click on the polygon icon or square icon on the map.
    • Draw your polygon. If you choose a polygon shape icon do not forget to merge the first and last points to finish your polygon.
    • Fill in the "Name" field and click the "Create" button to save your polygon.
  • The API is free up to 60 calls per minute and a total area of polygons of 1000ha


See:

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What is soil moisture? The science behind the measurement: 

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Version 0.2 (24th May 2021))

  • Changed Soil Moisture (child) device from multilevelSensor to humiditySensor with percentage presentation


Version 0.1 (22 May 2021)

  • Initial version

 


Variables (mandatory): 

  • apiKey = Get your free API key from

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  • polygon = Create your Polygon ID at

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  • interval = [number] in seconds time to get the data from the API
  • timeout = [number] in seconds for http timeout
  • debugLevel = Number (1=some, 2=few, 3=all, 4=simulation mode) (default = 1)
  • icon = [numbber] User defined icon number (add the icon via an other device and lookup the number)

 

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Download the QuickApp here (download the file and un-zip):

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How to install: 

  1. Open the Configuration Interface
  2. Go to Settings > Devices
  3. Click  +
  4. Choose Other Device
  5. Choose Upload File
  6. Choose file from your computer with .fqa

 

 

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    This QuickApp uses an API from Agro Monitoring (OpenWeather). This API has a different approach for your location. It work with a polygon, you can draw your location on a chart and the Polygon is saved in your account with an ID. This QuickApp uses the API key and Polygon ID, without it the QuickApp won't work (will go in simulation mode). 

     

    Get your free account here: 

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    1. Create an account

    You need to 

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     on Dashboard. 

    2. Create your polygon

    After your registration click the 

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     button in the top of the 

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     screen.

    1. Click on the polygon icon or square icon on the map.
    2. Draw your polygon. If you choose a polygon shape icon do not forget to merge the first and last points to finish your polygon.
    3. Fill in the "Name" field and click the "Create" button to save your polygon.

     

     

     

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    19 hours ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    This QuickApp uses an API from Agro Monitoring (OpenWeather). This API has a different approach for your location. It work with a polygon, you can draw your location on a chart and the Polygon is saved in your account with an ID. This QuickApp uses the API key and Polygon ID, without it the QuickApp won't work (will go in simulation mode). 

     

    Get your free account here: 

    Please login or register to see this link.

     

     

    1. Create an account

    You need to 

    Please login or register to see this link.

     on Dashboard. 

    2. Create your polygon

    After your registration click the 

    Please login or register to see this link.

     button in the top of the 

    Please login or register to see this link.

     screen.

    1. Click on the polygon icon or square icon on the map.
    2. Draw your polygon. If you choose a polygon shape icon do not forget to merge the first and last points to finish your polygon.
    3. Fill in the "Name" field and click the "Create" button to save your polygon.

     

     

     

    TNX again @SmartHomeEddy for another nice QA in the soil field.

    Could you publish the Agro Monitor icon?

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    It is in the post, the orange thing from OpenWeather

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    Hi @SmartHomeEddy,

    The  soil moisture QA of is Ambee a humidity sensor while the soil moisture QA of Agro Monitor is a multilevel sensor.

    What is the underlying difference?

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    I am still figuring out the values from the measurement. The Agro Monitoring API documentation mentiones m3/m3. 
     

    But I think in next version I will change the value from m3/m3 to percentage. I think m3/m3 and % are the same, but percentage is a bit more easy to use. I just need some more measurement to compare. 

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    Figure 1. Soil constituents


    “For example, the components of a known volume of soil are shown in Figure 1. All of the components total 100%. Since volumetric water content (VWC) equals the volume of water divided by the total soil volume, in this case, VWC will be 35%. VWC is sometimes reported as cm3/cm3 or inches per foot.”

     

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    27 minutes ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    I am still figuring out the values from the measurement. The Agro Monitoring API documentation mentiones m3/m3. 
     

    But I think in next version I will change the value from m3/m3 to percentage. I think m3/m3 and % are the same, but percentage is a bit more easy to use. I just need some more measurement to compare. 

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    Figure 1. Soil constituents


    “For example, the components of a known volume of soil are shown in Figure 1. All of the components total 100%. Since volumetric water content (VWC) equals the volume of water divided by the total soil volume, in this case, VWC will be 35%. VWC is sometimes reported as cm3/cm3 or inches per foot.”

     

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    In my polygon of 1.4 ha there is except from my garden also a waterpart ("sloot"). Does it have influence on the soil moisture value?

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    I don’t expect it to be that accurate. You could make a second polygon without the water part, you can switch to see the differences. 
     

     

     

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  • Uploaded a new version (02) with changed Soil Moisture (child) device from multilevelSensor to humiditySensor with percentage presentation

     

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    34 minutes ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    Uploaded a new version (02) with changed Soil Moisture (child) device from multilevelSensor to humiditySensor with percentage presentation

    The download link is still version 01. I have changed the 01 into 02 and the download worked.

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  • Maybe browser cache, because did I edit the link

     

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    5 hours ago, SmartHomeEddy said:

    Maybe browser cache, because did I edit the link

     

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    Indeed Eddy, browser cache 👍

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