Many businesses provide integrated services that provide decision-makers with unique access to information and a tool to keep track of day-to-day operations to alleviate this pressure point.
FREMONT, CA : Digitization, the Internet of Things, and sustainability; these three megatrends have been leading several industries for many years, and one may not immediately connect them to fruit growing. Nonetheless, innovations and sensitivity to 'green' issues are gaining more popularity in the agricultural sector than expected. Following are some trends reshaping the farm sector
Farm Management Platforms
The introduction of data crunch into agriculture evidently presents some downsides as well. The numerous data sources involved and the lack of a monitoring system are two of them. Many businesses provide integrated services that provide decision-makers with unique access to information and a tool to keep track of day-to-day operations to alleviate this pressure point.
In this regard, firms offer various versions of integrated platforms. Growers can keep a clearer overview of their fields and orchards by showing various types of data and getting all of the information from their tracking tools in one place. Businesses also help keep track of treatments and items used in an activity log, which is a valuable management platform function.
Utilization of Drones
Drones are independent aircraft flying over specific areas. They can take pictures or videos when flying over fields and orchards in the agriculture application. There are firms using drones to assist fruit growers with orchard management, tree identification, pest and disease control, and yield management. One company customizes drones with sensors to provide the most appropriate information to specific customers, while another focuses on optimizing harvest activities and labor costs.
IoT in Farming
IoT systems in agriculture can utilize soil and weather sensors to provide valuable insights; for example, one enterprise presents the user with sensors working on micro-climate analysis. In another instance, a pest monitoring company provides an insect trap with sensors that can be mounted in the orchard and tracks and attracts various insects. Another business offers a personalized IoT solution for agriculture that integrates various sensors with the ability to incorporate them into a cloud system.