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IoT System for Mushroom Cultivation in Greenhouse of Mahasarakham Communities

Tharach Arreerard; Woraphapa Arreerard; Niraj Ruangsan

This research has its goal to develop the IoT system in supporting mushroom cultivation in the greenhouse (IoT-MCG) for Mahasarakham Communities in Thailand. The objectives of this study were: 1) to study elements of IoT-MCG of the communities in Mahasarakham, 2) to develop IoT-MCG, and 3) to transfer IoT-MCG to community in the research region. The target group was a planting house of Ban Dong Noi community in Khwao, Mueang, Mahasarakham. The tools of this study included 1) an assessment form of system appropriateness, 2) an assessment form of system performance, 3) that of the system effectiveness assessment, and 4) a satisfaction questionnaire of the system. The statistics used in this research were: Mean and S.D. The research results were as follows: 1) statistically rate at a high level of appropriateness, the system elements are comprised of a control system, a water supply system, a heat distribution system, an air suction system, and a heat generating system; 2) the control system has its ability to operate the systems in accordance with the set conditions and situations effectively. Assessed by experts, the system performance was at the highest level. 3) The system yielded better effectiveness as the system was able to control humidity and temperature in the studied planting house. Therefore, this lowers the damage rate of mushroom by black mold. Besides, it also increased the quality of mushrooms in terms of weight and moist and quantity as mushrooms can be preserved longer and grew regularly. The system was able to function throughout the studied year because of the heat generating system and the humidity control system. This satisfied the community at the highest level.

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