6 Ways Agriculture Industry is Benefiting from IoT

Applied Tech Review | Wednesday, October 13, 2021

IoT has changed the agriculture landscape by introducing smart farming and other precision farming methods for improved agricultural outcomes.

Fremont CA: IoT in agriculture could be a game-changer for humans and the world as a whole. We are witnessing how harsh weather, eroding soil, drying lands, and collapsing ecosystems make food production increasingly complex and costly.

In agriculture, as in other industries, the Internet of Things promises hitherto unattainable efficiency, resource and expense savings, automation, and data-driven processes. However, in agriculture, these benefits aren't enhancements; they're remedies for an entire industry grappling with a slew of serious issues.

Few reasons why the agriculture industry is benefiting from the Internet  of things (IoT):

Clear process

IoT-enabled smart farming is a confirmed strategy to cut pesticide and fertilizer use. Precision farming not only conserves water and energy and makes farming more environmentally friendly, but it also decreases the use of pesticides and fertilizer dramatically. In comparison to typical farming processes, this strategy offers a cleaner and more organic final result.

Food expansion

70 percent of the world's population will live in cities by the time we reach 9 billion people. Short food supply chains are enabled by IoT-based greenhouses and hydroponic systems, which should be able to feed these individuals with fresh fruits and vegetables. Food can be grown almost anywhere, thanks to smart closed-cycle farming technologies.

Better product quality

Agriculture that is data-driven helps grow more and better goods. Farmers can better grasp the detailed relationships between the circumstances and the quality of their crops by using soil and crop sensors, aerial drone surveillance, and farm mapping. They can replicate the optimal circumstances and boost the nutritional worth of the items by using connected systems.

Improved efficiency

Farmers are able to monitor their products and conditions in real-time thanks to IoT-enabled agriculture. They have quick insights, can identify problems before they occur, and make well-informed decisions about preventing them. Agriculture IoT solutions also include automation, such as demand-based irrigation, fertilization, and robot harvesting.

Agility

The enhanced agility of operations is one of the advantages of employing IoT in agriculture. With real-time monitoring and forecast systems, farmers can swiftly respond to any substantial change in weather, air quality, humidity, or the health of each crop or soil in the field—new capabilities aid agriculture professionals in saving crops in the face of extreme weather shifts.

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