Is IoT the Future of Agriculture?

Rachel Smith, Applied Technology Review | Thursday, May 20, 2021

Rachel Smith, Applied Technology Review

The application of IoT in agriculture could be a game-changer for humanity and the whole world.

FREMONT, CA : Till now, the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) has changed several industries, and the agriculture sector is not an exception. Till the end of 2018, the connected agriculture market stood at USD 1.8 billion globally, and the transformation hasn't stopped yet. It is predicted to grow to USD 4.3 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 19.3 percent. With the use of Industrial IoT in Agriculture, innovative sensors are being utilized. The sensors are now connected to the cloud through a satellite network. Learn more here.

Smart Farming is a hi-tech and effective system of doing agriculture sustainably. It is a use of deploying connected devices and innovative technologies together into agriculture. Smart Farming significantly depends on IoT, thus avoiding the requirement of physical work of farmers and growers and thus boosting the productivity in every possible method. With the recent agriculture trends dependent on agriculture, IoT has brought huge benefits like efficient usage of water, optimization of inputs and many others. What made a difference were the massive benefits and revolutionized agriculture in the coming days.

Since 2002, precision agriculture pioneer has applied its patented technology to assist growers across optimize crop yields and quality while mitigating water consumption, energy costs, and environmental impact. The latest smart irrigation systems apply both cutting-edge IoT potentials and personalized agricultural expertise to one of the fundamental hurdles facing the sector today: boosting finite land and water resources to feed a quickly growing population. Agricultural technology firms wanted to make lives seamless for farmers by empowering them with technology. In turn, this efficiency could result in rapid food and plant growth and improved overall quality.

To make the greenhouses smart, IoT has allowed weather stations to automatically manage the climate conditions according to a specific set of instructions. Implementation of IoT in greenhouses has avoided human intervention, thus making the whole process cost-effective and increasing accuracy at the same time. With the aid of the sensors, the water consumption and greenhouse state can be monitored through emails or SMS alerts. Automatic and smart irrigation is performed with the help of IoT. These sensors help to offer information on the pressure, humidity, temperature and light levels.

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