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The Benefits of IoT in Agriculture

IoT technology spreads rapidly across all industries and spheres of life. We have already created a few infographics about its impact on logistics, healthcare, smart cities as well as hospitality and industrial sectors. Today we would like to show how the agriculture industry can benefit from IoT.

As the world population keeps growing, food production and farming have to become more productive and capable of producing higher yields. Manual experimentation, viability assessment by trial and error, and other approaches are no longer effective. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, our planet will need to produce 70% more food in 2050 than it did in 2006.

To satisfy this demand, farmers and agricultural companies will have to push the boundaries of their existing practices and search for more innovative solutions.

Emerging technologies, especially the Internet of Things (IoT), are expected to have a similar impact on the future of agriculture, just as the Industrial Revolution did in the 1800s.

This move from agriculture to agritech is now essential to ensure that everyone in the world has access to food while avoiding unreasonable time and labor requirements.

Smart farming is a high-tech and efficient method for sustainable agriculture and food production. Smart farming IoT solutions are systems that use sensors to monitor the crop field and automate the irrigation system (temperature, light, humidity, soil moisture, etc.).

When based on IoT technologies, smart farming eliminates the need for farmers and growers to do physical labor and thereby increases efficiency in every way imaginable. It allows farmers to minimize waste and increase productivity in a variety of ways, from the amount of fertilizer used to the number of rides taken by farm vehicles, as well as the effective use of resources like water and electricity. Thanks to smart farming IoT applications, farmers can keep an eye on their fields from anywhere.

Scroll down to see how the ecosystem of connected sensors, drones, cameras, and other devices can improve and simplify farming.

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Having accumulated IoT expertise internally, SCAND software development team is keen on creating robust solutions that help people to perform tasks faster, simpler, and more effectively. If you have any great ideas of any complexity, feel free to share them so that we could make them real.

Author Bio
Victoria Puzhevich Lead Business Development Specialist
Victoria has over 15 years of experience in IT, keeping track of the current and future trends in the sphere, sharing expert advice and relevant industry experience.