IoT for Agriculture - Smart agriculture including reduced environmental footprint, better quality of production, optimised equipment monitoring
IoT (Internet of Things) is the number one solution that enables both commercial and local farmers to contend with the series of challenges they face. Speaking of challenges, the farming Industry is projected to become more important than it ever was in the next few decades.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the entire world will need to produce up to 70% more food in 2050 to conveniently feed the growing population of the Earth. Furthermore, the industry must do all they possibly can to overcome limited availability of lands, difficult to manage costs and increasing water.
Agribusiness is rapidly embracing IoT to capitalise on automation, real-time visibility, and remote diagnostics to produce more at a lower cost. From precision sensors for heavy equipment to IoT-enabled farm management systems, sophisticated data tracking and anytime control are helping the farming industry run cost-effective and energy-efficient businesses to increase profitability.
Here is of some amazing benefits you get to have when you implement a smart agriculture solution:
Real-time data and production insight – The IoT gives farmers the opportunity to visualise soil moisture, production levels and sunlight intensity in real-time so they can quickly make decisions to improve any unfavorable situation.
A boost in production – Improved and automated crop treatment including efficient planting, watering, pesticide application and harvesting have a direct effect on production rates, and that’s huge.
Cheaper operation costs – When you automate processes in planting, treatment, and harvesting, you’ll get to reduce human error, unnecessary resource consumption, and overall cost.
Better Livestock Farming – Sensors and machines are to come in handy when it comes to detecting health issues and reproduction in animals in record time. Moreover, geofencing location tracking can play a significant role in livestock monitoring and management.
Perfect farm and field evaluation – Implementing a Smart agriculture solution will also enable farmers to track production rates by field over time accurately — this, in turn, allows for detailed prediction of future crop yield and overall value of the farm.
Remote Monitoring – With the IoT, both local and commercial farmers can monitor multiple fields regardless of wherever they are around the globe. In essence, important decisions can be made in an instant and from anywhere.
There are also other great benefits you stand to gain from smart agriculture including reduced environmental footprint, better quality of production, optimised equipment monitoring, etc.
How can Crayon help?
It’s pretty clear that the agriculture industry can reap loads of benefits from the implementation of an IoT solution or platform. This is exactly where Crayon comes into play. We deliver accurate end-to-end IoT solutions including edge computing, sensors, cloud platforms as well as an interface for presenting data — all of which works to meet the unique needs of today’s connected world.