With the advancement of cloud-based data storage systems and an end-to-end IoT platform, it has become easier to gather enormous data, analyze them, and extract valuable information to assist agriculture companies and farmers.
FREMONT, CA: As the industry shifts from conventional farming to digital, the Industrial IoT has played an important role in optimizing agricultural production at a reduced cost.
Agribots are becoming more popular among farmers and meeting the demands of laborers globally. These smart robots help agriculturists with almost everything, from removing weed, picking fruits, monitoring soil to crop monitoring.
Here are four IoT applications in transforming the agriculture industry:
Precision farming allows farmers to produce data via sensors and analyze the information to measure current practices and enhancements for better efficiency and effectiveness. IoT in precision farming enables real-time tracking to collect essential data that can impact operational efficiency. It can also analyze and respond to inter and intra-field variability in crops.
Traditional database systems cannot evaluate the vast amount of data as they do not have enough data to store from the IoT sensors. With the advancement of cloud-based data storage systems and an end-to-end IoT platform, it has become easier to gather enormous data, analyze them, and extract valuable information to assist agriculture companies and farmers. Sensors gather data on a large scale, which can be assessed using data analytics tools.
Sensors in agriculture are used for controlling the environment in a greenhouse. It can help measure environmental parameters according to the needs of the plants. A smart greenhouse can integrate IoT embedded systems to monitor intelligently and control the climate, removing the need for human intervention.
Real-Time Asset Monitoring
IoT in agriculture can monitor run hours and schedule preventative maintenance reminders for equipment. It can assist in livestock monitoring by implementing secure battery-powered GPS devices for location updates, movement history, geofencing, and many more.
IoT can monitor real-time soil moisture, improve crop conditions, yields, and optimizations. It can also alert farmers in real-time of potential failures, eliminate the need for an in-depth diagnosis.