Posted by Bharat Bhushan Dhalla | Last Updated: 28-Dec-18
With the increase in acceptance of IoT, connected devices have intruded in our day to day life, from education to health, automotive to automation and so forth. When we talk about farming, we have seen a large number of technological upgradations in the last few years. The agriculture sector is transforming because of industrialization, and technological advancement. By using numerous smart agricultural
equipments, farmers are gradually obtaining mastery over the complete crop growing and livestock raising process. This can improve farming efficiency and enable smart forecast about crops. In this blog, we’ll show how IoT is transforming farming into smart farming.
Smart Farming is used to signify the application of IoT solutions in agriculture. The market of agriculture IoT is very dynamic even though they are not very popular as of consumer connected devices. However, acceptance of IoT solutions for agriculture is gradually increasing. BI intelligence forecasts that agriculture-based IoT device installations will be more than 70 million with a growth rate of 20% by the year 2020. As we know, the market is still in a growing stage, there are plenty of opportunities for companies wishing to do the business of. Creating IoT enabled products for the agriculture sector can make you the early mover of the field.
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Advantages of Smart Farming
Technology with IoT has the prospect to revolutionize the agriculture sector in many possible ways. Ways through which IoT can enhance the agriculture sector.
- The immense number of data assembled by smart-agricultural sensors. Like the quality of soil and seeds, growth progress of crops, the health of cattle, and weather conditions. This statistics and data sets can help in tracking the status of your field, the performance of staff members, the efficiency of equipments, and so forth.
- They also help us in making better control over the internal procedures. Using IoT, we can lower production related risks. The potential to envisage the output of the production lets you plan for suitable product disbursement. For instance, if you know precisely how much crops will yield, you can ensure your capacity to deliver in the market.
In a nutshell, you can manage your resources, their costs with the help of IoT, also blockchain technology has the potential to reshape the agriculture industry. Due to the increase in control over the production, you will be able to see any deviating trend as crops grow monitored with IoT enabled health systems. They will help you in reducing the risks of losing your yield.