The Internet of Things is changing the way that we live and work. IoT solutions are constantly being developed for every aspect of our lives. With these developments come innovative solutions for almost every industry. In the agriculture industry, the IoT is allowing farmers to better deal with the complex challenges they face every day.
Solving Problems in the Agriculture Industry
In order to succeed, the agriculture industry must solve a wide variety of problems. Water shortages, limited availability of land, difficulty managing costs and increase in demand are just a few of the issues faced by the industry.
The global population is expected to grow by as much as 70% by the year 2050. The agriculture industry is responsible for meeting the consumption needs of this growing population. In order to accomplish this, farmers must increase the quantity, quality, sustainability and cost-effectiveness of agricultural production. Agriculture IoT sensors are making this possible.
As demand grows, so does the need for IoT applications. Innovative IoT sensors can be used to accurately monitor soil moisture, crop growth and livestock feed levels. They can be used to remotely manage and control smart connected harvesters and irrigation equipment and to utilize artificial intelligence based analytics to quickly analyze data and compare it to 3rd party information such as weather services. This provides farmers with valuable information, making it possible for them to make informed decisions.
Benefits of Agriculture IoT Sensors
High tech farming techniques and technology can significantly improve the effectiveness of daily tasks. IoT sensors can help minimize costs and preserve resources in the agriculture industry. By using IoT sensors to monitor and collect data, farmers are free to perform other tasks, further increasing their efficiency.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of IoT technology in farming is increased productivity and more efficient use of land, water and fertilizer. An added benefit is that data collected allows for a greater level of transparency in the industry.
More and more farmers are turning to IoT applications for farming. In fact, the U.S. currently leads the world in IoT smart agriculture.
Mint Control specializes in the fabrication, structure, service and maintenance of IoT systems. We work with a wide range of industries to provide smart solutions to complex problems.