Agricultural productivity depends on science and technology. High yields in production come from better seeds, high quality soil, a more suitable environment, smarter equipment, and automation of devices. A unique combination of software and hardware gives the best Internet of Things solutions for the agricultural industry. To improve production, smart devices with Bluetooth sensors will interact with soil, animals, and plants to understand their environment. Temperature, light intensity, humidity, and soil moisture can be monitored through various sensors. Those can be linked to systems and mobile devices to trigger alerts or automate processes to maintain daily operations of the farming production cycle.
Soil sensors for water use efficiency:
Soil sensors reduce wasted water by continuously measuring moisture levels in the soil. Sensors also allow for water controllers to optimize water usage efficiency in an irrigation system. Sensors also help to preserve water in addition to saving energy by checking soil composition to reduce fertilizer consumption. Wireless communication between the sensors, devices, and water controllers requires a quick and easy installation along with very little maintenance.
Cloud applications for Monitoring Fields: The sensors continuously monitor environmental conditions like light, humidity, and temperature. The sensors also measure the soil’s nutrition and moisture levels. Sensors connect to the network using Bluetooth. This valuable data is then sent to the cloud and stored. A customized application will analyze the data to determine when the field needs watering. It will also provide hourly forecast and daily historical local weather data. In addition, the application sends notifications and tips to the user so the user can make changes to minimize risk by matching weather conditions.
Machines for routine operations:
IoT offers robotic machines that connect wireless networks and run the agricultural process more productively and efficiently. Small drones equipped with cameras can fly over the fields and monitor plant health from above. The drones will hover from plant to plant and suggests the right amount of pesticide to spray to the farmer. Automated tractors can now work with even more precision in agriculture. This can be done by farming the rows of crops without error, planting within a few inches of accuracy, and harvesting fields. It gives farmers more free time to do other work and increases productivity.
IoT has been introduced to the Agricultural industry to help farmers automate routine activities and monitor specific operations. This is done to improve overall production and leads to a reduction in cost. An investment in IoT solutions is proven to yield a very high rate of return on investment.