Jaime Cuauhtemoc Negrete*
Technical writer graduated in Antonio Narro Agrarian Autonomous University, Mexico
*Corresponding Author: Jaime Cuauhtemoc Negrete, Technical writer graduated in Antonio Narro Agrarian Autonomous University Mexico.
Received: April 25, 2018; Published: June 19, 2018
Citation: Jaime Cuauhtemoc Negrete. “SCADA ́S in The Automation of Agriculture in Mexico, A Overview". Acta Scientific Agriculture 2.7 (2018).
Agriculture in Mexico is considered one of the most important economic activities since it generates a large number of jobs in the country. It is considered as the most important productive sector from an economic, social and environmental point of view, since it depends on the primary feeding of millions of people, the increase of the productive population and the preservation and care of the environment. Faced with this situation, the automation of small and large-scale agriculture is of colossal importance, Negrete , meanwhile applying mechatronic technologies to agriculture would help explode productivity in the Mexican countryside, an important role in this situation is the SCADA systems. The objective of this work is to know the current state of the applications of the SCADA systems in agriculture of the country. In Mexico the applications of SCADA'S systems in agriculture are nonexistent, despite their benefits for automation, being only used by large companies and government companies such as PEMEX (Mexicam Petroleum) and CFE (Federal electricity commission). In the review carried out of the applications of SCADA systems, irrigation systems in large extensions predominate in SCADA farmer shall have large projects they can monitor water flow rate of water soil humidity temperature also they can make control the irrigation remotely and choose irrigation area and control pumps, water tanks; for farmer the cost is the biggest barrier and they don't found any interest in this investment. Maybe for large scale project the idea is feasible. It was found that there are alternatives of alternative technologies such as Arduino to implement low cost SCADA systems, since this is the main limitation for its application in agriculture.
Keywords: Agriculture; Mexico; SCADA ́S; Automatization
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