Irrigation Control System

Last Updated: March 30, 2019

Definition - What does Irrigation Control System mean?

An irrigation control system is a device used to operate automatic watering systems such as drip irrigation systems or lawn sprinklers.

Irrigation control systems are used to ensure that a desired level of moisture is maintained for the plants with or without the presence of a human operator. Most of these control systems have the ability to regulate the frequency of irrigation, the start time, and the duration.

An irrigation control system may also be known as an irrigation controller.

MaximumYield explains Irrigation Control System

Irrigation control systems have evolved over the past decades. Modern irrigation control systems are able to schedule watering according to the weather via temperature and weather sensors. Some irrigation control systems can connect to the internet so that the data collected by the systems can be transmitted to the owner’s database.

There are two categories of irrigation control systems: domestic for home gardening, and professional for use in agricultural businesses that require more flexibility in terms of water volume, calculating the flow rate, and providing feedback.

Controllers may be electric or hydraulic, with most current irrigation control systems being electric.

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