Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha

Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha

Kafrelsheikh University

H-index: 6

Africa-Egypt

Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha Information

University

Kafrelsheikh University

Position

Associate Prof of Agric. Eng. Agric. Eng. Dept. Faculty of Agric.

Citations(all)

88

Citations(since 2020)

87

Cited By

7

hIndex(all)

6

hIndex(since 2020)

6

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2

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Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha Skills & Research Interests

Irrigation Engineering

Top articles of Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha

Design, construction and field testing of a manually feeding semiautomatic sugarcane dud chipper

Sugarcane is the main sugar crop, and sugar is an important agricultural product in Egypt. There are many problems with the technology used in the current planting method of sugarcane, which has a great impact on the planting quality of sugarcane, which have a series of problems, such as low cutting efficiency and poor quality. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to design, construct, and field testing of a semiautomatic sugarcane bud chipper assisted with pivot knives for cutting sugarcane buds and germinating them in plastic trays inside a greenhouse until they reached an average length of 35 cm, and then planting them in the field. In the field tests five cutting speeds (35, 40, 45, 50, and 56 rpm. (Revolution Per minute), three cutting knives (1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 mm) were used for cutting sugarcane stalks with four different diameters (1.32, 1.82, 2.43, and 2.68 cm). The obtained results showed that the values …

Authors

Abdallah Elshawadfy Elwakeel,Saher MA Mohamed,Abubakr Abdelwahab Tantawy,Abdelaziz M Okasha,Salah Elsayed,Osama Elsherbiny,Aitazaz A Farooque,Zaher Mundher Yaseen

Journal

Scientific Reports

Published Date

2024/3/4

Design and Validation of a Variable-Rate Control Metering Mechanism and Smart Monitoring System for a High-Precision Sugarcane Transplanter

The current study aimed to design and test the accuracy of a variable-rate control metering mechanism (VRCMM) and a remote smart monitoring system (RSMS) for a precision sugarcane transplanter based on IoT technology. The VRCMM is used to operate the seedling metering device at different speeds using a stepper motor based on the travel speed, and the RSMS was employed to evaluate of the three basic parameters of seedling amount, optimum rate, and missed rate. Two types of sensors were used for detecting the sugarcane seedling (SS) and travel speed, including one ultrasonic sensor and one infrared RPM sensor. The study was performed at five travel speeds and four transplant spacings. The findings of laboratory tests showed that the mean record of the relative error between the desired stepper motor speed of the VRCMM and the real value was 3.39%, and it increased with increasing the travel speed. as Additionally, the speed regulation performance was in agreement with the transplanting index. The change in RSMS accuracy is obvious when the travel speed is high and the transplant spacing is small. The RSMS accuracy drops sharply, revealing a leaping change. In conclusion, the smart and intelligent designed sugarcane transplanter would be very useful in sugarcane production.

Authors

Abdallah E Elwakeel,Yasser SA Mazrou,Ahmed S Eissa,Abdelaziz M Okasha,Adel H Elmetwalli,Abeer H Makhlouf,Khaled A Metwally,Wael A Mahmoud,Salah Elsayed

Journal

Agriculture

Published Date

2023/11/30

Estimating Chlorophyll Content, Production, and Quality of Sugar Beet under Various Nitrogen Levels Using Machine Learning Models and Novel Spectral Indices

Accurately estimating crop performance under various fertilizer levels in a rapid and non-destructive manner has become a vital aspect of precision agriculture technology for both economic and environmental benefits. This study aimed to estimate different sugar beet parameters, such as total chlorophyll (Chlt), chlorophyll a (Chla), chlorophyll b (Chlb), root yield (RY), sugar yield (SY), and sugar content (SC) under five nitrogen (N) levels (0, 30, 60, 90, and 120 kg N ha−1). This was achieved by using a combination of the gradient boosting regression (GBR) model with published and newly developed two- and three-band spectral indices (2D- and 3D-SRIs). The results showed that the N levels had the highest proportion of variations (80.4–92.9%) for all parameters, except for SC, which had more variation (59.9%) according to year than the N levels (37.2%). All parameters, except SC, showed a significant increase with gradually increasing N levels. Additionally, the N levels displayed linear and strong positive relationships with the chlorophyll parameters, and linear and strong negative relationships with SC, while these relationships were quadratic and strong with RY and SY. Several published and novel 3D-SRIs exhibited moderate to strong relationships (R2 = 0.65–0.89) with all parameters. The newly developed 3D-SRIs, which involve wavelengths from the visible, near-infrared, and red-edge regions, such as NDI536, 538, 534, NDI738, 750, 542, and NDI448, 734, 398, were effective in accurately estimating all parameters. Combining 2D-SRIs, 3D-SRIs, and the aggregate of all spectral indices (ASRIs) with GBR models could be a robust …

Authors

Salah Elsayed,Salah El-Hendawy,Osama Elsherbiny,Abdelaziz M Okasha,Adel H Elmetwalli,Abdallah E Elwakeel,Muhammad Sohail Memon,Mohamed EM Ibrahim,Hazem H Ibrahim

Journal

Agronomy

Published Date

2023/10/30

Designing, optimizing, and validating a low-cost, multi-purpose, automatic system-based RGB color sensor for sorting fruits

The use of automatic systems in the agriculture sector enhances product quality and the country’s economy. The method used to sort fruits and vegetables has a remarkable impact on the export market and quality assessment. Although manual sorting and grading can be performed easily, it is inconsistent, time-consuming, expensive, and highly influenced by the surrounding environment. In this regard, this study aimed to design and optimize the performance of a low-cost, multi-purpose, automatic RGB color-based sensor for sorting fruits. The proposed automatic color sorting system consists of hardware components including a machine frame, belt and pulleys, conveyor belt, scanning zone, plastic boxes, electric components (stepper motors, RGB color sensors, Arduino Mega, motor drivers), and software components (Arduino IDE version 2.2.1 and C++). Calibration was performed for the light intensity sensor to measure the light intensity inside the scanning zone, the conveyor speed sensor, and the RGB color sensors by testing the RGB color channels. The sensor, the height, conveyor belt color, and light intensity should be carefully adjusted to ensure a high performance of the color-based sorting system. The results showed that the appropriate sensor height ranged from 15 to 30 mm, the optimum color of the conveyor belt was black, and scanning the objects at a light intensity of 25 lux achieved the best output signals. The RGB color sensors achieved an analytical performance similar to that obtained with manual sorting without requiring the use of computers for image processing like other automatic sorting systems do in order to gather …

Authors

Abdallah E Elwakeel,Yasser SA Mazrou,Aml A Tantawy,Abdelaziz M Okasha,Adel H Elmetwalli,Salah Elsayed,Abeer H Makhlouf

Journal

Agriculture

Published Date

2023/9/18

EFFECT OF FERTILIZATION WITH SURGE FLOW TECHNIQUE ON APPLICATION EFFICIENCY, WATER PRODUCTIVITY, YIELD AND IRRIGATION COST OF MAIZE CROP (ZEA MAYS L.)

The development of equipment and management guidelines for surge flow irrigation has made it possible to save more irrigation water and enhance efficiency of fertilizers application. In the context, the experiment was carried out at Gharbia Province, Egypt during the growing season of 2017/2018. The overall aim was to improve management of fertigation through surge flow technique to reduce advance time, maximize fertigation application efficiency, water productivity and minimize cost of irrigation in comparison to continuous furrow irrigation under clay loam textured soil conditions for maize crop production in the Delta of Egypt. Treatments were three discharge rates of irrigation water mainly 0.56, 0.75 and 0.95L/s, with 4, 5 and 6 pulses and chemical injected surges of 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in a 140 meters long furrows. The Results showed that surge flow irrigation technique with 6 surges reduced advance time by 8.7, 8.8 and 5.5% of continuous flow under different discharge rates of 0.56, 0.75 and 0.95L/s, respectively. The greatest value of chemicals application efficiency of 91% was obtained under discharge rate of 0.56L/s with 6 surges during the 4th fertilized injected surge. The highest water productivity value of 1.83kg/m3 was obtained by the treatment of 6 pulses with 0.95L/s flow rate at fertilization in the fourth pulse compared with all other treatments. The highest irrigation cost of 924.5L.E/fed/season was recorded under discharge of 0.56L/s with continuous flow irrigation compared with the lowest of 679.7L.E/fed/season which was noticed with 6 pulses treatment at discharge of 0.95L/s.

Authors

Abdelaziz M Okasha,Elsaid M Khalifa,Moustafa M Moustafa,Mohamed S Khattab

Journal

Misr Journal of Agricultural Engineering

Published Date

2022/1/1

Effects of irrigation method and water flow rate on irrigation performance, soil salinity, yield, and water productivity of cauliflower

Water scarcity is a major constraint for food production, particularly in arid and semi-arid environments. In this regard, selecting the best irrigation technique is crucial to overcome water scarcity and enhance water productivity (WP) with no significant yield loss. This study aimed to assess the impact of irrigation techniques of every furrow irrigation (EFI), alternate furrow irrigation (AFI), and drip irrigation (DI), as well as the flow rate, on irrigation system performance parameters, yield, water productivity of cauliflower crop and soil salinity during the two successive growing seasons of 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 under field conditions. The treatments comprised three different irrigation inflow rates: Q1 = 0.47 L/s, Q2 = 0.95 L/s, and Q3 = 1.43 L/s. For both investigated seasons, the AFI + Q3 treatment produced the best water distribution uniformity (DU) and water application efficiency (AE) of 85.10% and 72.73%, respectively, of the surface irrigation, and DI methods across the two growing seasons produced the highest DU of 95%. DI produced the highest cauliflower curd yield (18.12 Mg/fed), followed by EFI + Q3 (12.285 Mg/fed) and AFI + Q3 (11.905 Mg/fed). The maximum mean WP value of 10.6 kg/m3 was recorded with DI, followed by AFI + Q3 (6.24 kg/m3), across the two growing seasons. DI, AFI + Q3, AFI + Q2, AFI + Q1, EFI + Q3, and EFI + Q2 saved irrigation water by 32.63, 28.71, 21.22, 18.04, 10.48, and 3.18%, respectively, compared with EFI + Q1 across the two growing seasons. During both seasons, the average value using the drip irrigation system was 3.60 dS/m. Considering the annual leaching requirements of soil, climate change …

Authors

Abdelaziz M Okasha,Nehad Deraz,Adel H Elmetwalli,Salah Elsayed,Mayadah W Falah,Aitazaz Ahsan Farooque,Zaher Mundher Yaseen

Journal

Agriculture

Published Date

2022/8/5

Is the Smart Irrigation the Right Strategy under the Global Water Crisis? A Call for Photographical and Drawn Articles

Water is the main limiting factor of our life and any human activity. In all our life activities including agriculture and industry, water has a vital role in these previous sectors. This reflects the importance of water especially under many global challenges (mainly climate changes, global explosion of population, soil degradation, desertification and hunger). The using of water in irrigation is very common practice in agriculture because no agriculture without water. The management of irrigation water has become one of the urgent needs nowadays under the terrible progress of the bioinformatic technology. The smart irrigation is considered one of the most common applications in smart or precision agriculture. The main components of smart irrigation system may include soil, weather and plant sensors such as soil moisture sensor controllers, evapotranspiration controllers, and rain sensors. This work is an attempt to answer one question about the smart irrigation whether it is important strategy to overcome the global water crisis or not. This is also a call by Environment, Biodiversity and Soil Security (EBSS) for receiving articles on smart irrigation, different applications of smart irrigation in smart agriculture, their challenges, their obstacles and the novel solutions in this concern. This topic has several open questions needs to be answered.

Authors

Zakaria Fouad Abdalla,Sameh El-Sawy,Abd El-Mohsin El-Bassiony,Sun Zhaojun,Abdelaziz Okasha,Yousry Bayoumi,Hassan El-Ramady,Jozsef Prokisch

Journal

Environment, Biodiversity and Soil Security

Published Date

2022/2/1

Smart fertilizers vs. nano-fertilizers: A pictorial overview

Due to the rapid population growth, the global food production should be increased to meet this global demand. Agriculture is considered the main dominant channel of food supply and any approach can support the crop productivity is urgent. These agro-practices may include using the high-yield varieties, improving irrigation and fertilization. It is noticed that, using of chemical or mineral fertilizers in agricultural production dramatically increased the global food production. Several negative impacts have been recorded worldwide on the environment, which resulted from leaching of nutrients into groundwater, beside the decline the efficiency of applied fertilizers. Applying of nanofertilizers, is a promising approach, and an effective technology, which can increase sustainability and efficiency of agro-production of cultivated crops because of their nano-size properties, their high nutrient use efficiency, their slow release of nutrients, and thereby low required applied dose of fertilizer. Smart fertilizer means the controlling of applied fertilizers in their dose and time using the smart agriculture through technological and advanced tools such as global positioning systems, and remote sensing. These tools are able to maximize crop yield and minimize agro-chemical inputs by precise monitoring of the environment. Therefore, this work is a comparison between smart fertilizer and nanofertilizer, and to answer the main question: are the bio-nanofertilizers considered emerging precision agriculture strategy? This is also a call by EBSS for receiving articles on smart fertilizer, under many related topics such as different applications of smart fertilizers in smart …

Authors

Zakaria Fouad Abdalla,Sameh El-Sawy,Abd El-Mohsin El-Bassiony,He Jun,Shaymaa Shedeed,Abdelaziz M Okasha,Yousry Bayoumi,Hassan El-Ramady,Jozsef Prokisch

Journal

Environment, Biodiversity and Soil Security

Published Date

2022/2/1

Maximization of water productivity and yield of two iceberg lettuce cultivars in hydroponic farming system using magnetically treated saline water

Egypt has limited agricultural land, associated with the scarcity of irrigation water and rapid population growth. Hydroponic farming, seawater desalination and magnetic treatment are among the practical solutions for sustaining rapid population growth. In this regard, the main objective of the present research study was to design and construct a hierarchical engineering unit as a hydroponic farming system (soilless) to produce an iceberg lettuce crop using magnetically treated saline water. The treatments included four types of irrigation water: common irrigation water (IW1) with an electrical conductivity (EC) of 0.96 dS/m as a control treatment, magnetically treated common irrigation water (IW2) with an EC of 0.96 dS/m, saline water (IW3) with an EC of 4.56 dS/m and magnetically treated saline water (IW4) with an EC of 4.56 dS/m; three depletion ratios (DR) of field capacity (DR0 = 50%, DR1 = 60% and DR2 = 70%) and three slopes of hydroponic pipes (S1 = 0.0%, S2 = 0.025% and S3 = 0.075%). The results revealed that seawater contributed 7.15% to produce iceberg lettuce in the hydroponic system. The geometric parameter, the slope of the pipes, influenced the obtained luminous intensity by an average increase of 21% and 71% for S2 and S3, respectively, compared with the zero slope (horizontal pipes). Magnetization of irrigation water increased the total soluble solids (TSS) and enhanced the fresh weight and water productivity of both iceberg lettuce varieties used. The maximum percentages of TSS were 5.20% and 5.10% for lemur and iceberg 077, respectively, for the combination IW4DR2S2. The highest values of fresh weight and water …

Authors

Abdelaziz M Okasha,Eman M Eldib,Adel H Elmetwalli,Aitazaz Ahsan Farooque,Zaher Mundher Yaseen,Salah Elsayed

Journal

Agriculture

Published Date

2022/1/12

Designing low-cost capacitive-based soil moisture sensor and smart monitoring unit operated by solar cells for greenhouse irrigation management

Precise and quick estimates of soil moisture content for the purpose of irrigation scheduling are fundamentally important. They can be accomplished through the continuous monitoring of moisture content in the root zone area, which can be accomplished through automatic soil moisture sensors. Commercial soil moisture sensors are still expensive to be used by famers, particularly in developing countries, such as Egypt. This research aimed to design and calibrate a locally manufactured low-cost soil moisture sensor attached to a smart monitoring unit operated by Solar Photo Voltaic Cells (SPVC). The designed sensor was evaluated on clay textured soils in both lab and controlled greenhouse environments. The calibration results demonstrated a strong correlation between sensor readings and soil volumetric water content (θV). Higher soil moisture content was associated with decreased sensor output voltage with an average determination coefficient (R2) of 0.967 and a root-mean-square error (RMSE) of 0.014. A sensor-to-sensor variability test was performed yielding a 0.045 coefficient of variation. The results obtained from the real conditions demonstrated that the monitoring system for real-time sensing of soil moisture and environmental conditions inside the greenhouse could be a robust, accurate, and cost-effective tool for irrigation management.

Authors

Abdelaziz M Okasha,Hasnaa G Ibrahim,Adel H Elmetwalli,Khaled Mohamed Khedher,Zaher Mundher Yaseen,Salah Elsayed

Journal

Sensors

Published Date

2021/8/9

On-farm irrigation management for shallow water table soils at north Nile Delta Egypt based on tillage practices and economics.

Proper management of water irrigation by Iabouration reduces irrigation water saving, increases crop yields, reduces irrigation costs and maximizes water productivity. The integrative effects of irrigation control on farm, through controlled irrigation run length and stream size, under different tillage depths on the crop yield and its water relation are not well documented in the shallow water table soils. Over a two-year field analysis, therefore, the impact of irrigation run length and stream size on wheat yield and water productivity under different tillage depths and the contribution from the water table to the requirement of wheat water was assessed. A split-split plot design with three replicates was used. Two tillage depths occupied the main plots, at 10-20 cm (TI) and 20-30 cm (T2) depth. The stream size treatments; 2 (S I), 3 (S2) and 4(S3) LS'Inil were arranged in the sub plots, where the sub-sub plots were devoted …

Authors

Abdelaziz Okasha,Alaa El-Bably,Amira Eid

Published Date

2021

Manufactured magnetic device for improving water quality at tilapia fingerlings.

The current study focusing to solve the water quality in aquaculture system by manufacturing the magnetic unit with different magnetic flux density 2500 µT and 3500 µT, As well as, study the effect of the magnetic field in agricultural field specially on growth performance and feed intake of Nile tilapia (O. niloticus). Three fish tanks selected randomly for the experiment. The experiment was conducted for two production periods. Each period was 24 weeks. The devices were connected to the water inlet of experimental fish tank in which the water passes through the magnetic treatment devices from South Pole to North Pole before filling the tank. The results of laboratory tests show that there are an increase in DO concentration up to 52.6%, PH value up to 6.2%, and a decrease in NH3 concentration up to 35.9% with increasing the number of turns through MTD units and with increasing the magnetic flux density to 3500 µT without any considerable change in EC and temperature. In addition, the results of field test show that there are an increase in DO concentration up to 12% in the morning and 12.8% in evening. On the other hand, the decrease of NH3 concentration up to 48.9% in the morning compared to 64.9% in the evening in tank water when it was exposed to magnetic treatment units without any considerable change in PH, TDS concentration. Tank treated with MTD2 followed by tank treated with MTD1was superior in water quality parameters as well as growth parameters compared with control tank in the two experimental periods. From the results we concluded that the more we increased the magnetic flux density of the unit with reducing the …

Authors

El-Sayed Sehsah,Abd Elaziz Okasha,Ahmed El-Masry

Journal

Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Published Date

2020/11/1

Automated drip irrigation scheduling for maximizing water use efficiency of cucumber production inside greenhouse by solar energy

Maximizing irrigation water use efficiency and utilization of solar energy with drip irrigation systems is essential to irrigate greenhouses for horticultural crops production. Field experiment was carried out in Horticultural Farm, Faculty of Agriculture, Kafrelsheikh University (Latitude 31 15 47 N, Longitude 30 57 14 E) with an elevation of about (6 meters above sea level), Kafrelsheikh Governorate, Egypt during growing season 2016 from 1st April to 22nd June (spring cycle) and 1st July to 20thSeptember (summer cycle) in the same season. The presented study included three different of total water requirements (0.8, 1.0 and 1.2) evapotranspiration (ETc) and three irrigation frequency of applied one time per day at 7.00 am (F1); Two times per day at (7.00 am and 3.00 pm)(F2) and three times per day at (7.00 am, 11.00 am and 3.00 pm)(F3). Solar energy was used to operate drip irrigation automatically in order to produce cucumber growth inside Spanish greenhouse. The mean values of Emitter Flow Variation (qver), Manufacture's Coefficient of Variation (CV), Emission Uniformity (EU), Christiansen Uniformity Coefficient (CU) and Distribution Uniformity (DU) were 9.48, 0.05, 90.26, 96.25 and 95.29%, respectively. The results indicated that, by increasing of irrigation frequency tended to increase both of fruit yield, fruit weight and irrigation water use efficiency (IWUE) in two cycles, it were in spring cycle greater than summer cycle at all treatments. The highest values of fruit weight and fruit yield were (2.61 kg/plant) and (6.95 kg/m2), respectively was found at 1.2 ETc and irrigation frequency of F3 during spring cycle. The maximum value of IWUE (9.32 kg …

Authors

Hassnaa Ashour,Said Khalifa,Abdelaziz Okasha

Journal

Fresenius Environmental Bulletin

Published Date

2020

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What is Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha's h-index at Kafrelsheikh University?

The h-index of Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha has been 6 since 2020 and 6 in total.

What are Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha's top articles?

The articles with the titles of

Design, construction and field testing of a manually feeding semiautomatic sugarcane dud chipper

Design and Validation of a Variable-Rate Control Metering Mechanism and Smart Monitoring System for a High-Precision Sugarcane Transplanter

Estimating Chlorophyll Content, Production, and Quality of Sugar Beet under Various Nitrogen Levels Using Machine Learning Models and Novel Spectral Indices

Designing, optimizing, and validating a low-cost, multi-purpose, automatic system-based RGB color sensor for sorting fruits

EFFECT OF FERTILIZATION WITH SURGE FLOW TECHNIQUE ON APPLICATION EFFICIENCY, WATER PRODUCTIVITY, YIELD AND IRRIGATION COST OF MAIZE CROP (ZEA MAYS L.)

Effects of irrigation method and water flow rate on irrigation performance, soil salinity, yield, and water productivity of cauliflower

Is the Smart Irrigation the Right Strategy under the Global Water Crisis? A Call for Photographical and Drawn Articles

Smart fertilizers vs. nano-fertilizers: A pictorial overview

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are the top articles of Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha at Kafrelsheikh University.

What are Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha's research interests?

The research interests of Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha are: Irrigation Engineering

What is Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha's total number of citations?

Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha has 88 citations in total.

What are the co-authors of Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha?

The co-authors of Abdelaziz Mohamed Okasha are Muntaser Ibrahim, Hassan El-Ramady, József Prokisch, Aitazaz A. Farooque, PhD, P.Eng, P.Ag, salah elsayed, Khaled Mohamed Khedher.

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    H-index: 53
    Muntaser Ibrahim

    Muntaser Ibrahim

    University of Khartoum

    H-index: 36
    Hassan El-Ramady

    Hassan El-Ramady

    Kafrelsheikh University

    H-index: 30
    József Prokisch

    József Prokisch

    Debreceni Egyetem

    H-index: 28
    Aitazaz A. Farooque, PhD, P.Eng, P.Ag

    Aitazaz A. Farooque, PhD, P.Eng, P.Ag

    University of Prince Edward Island

    H-index: 24
    salah elsayed

    salah elsayed

    University of Sadat City

    H-index: 22
    Khaled Mohamed Khedher

    Khaled Mohamed Khedher

    King Khalid University

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