The future of IoT and agriculture: Designing smart agriculture technologies
Due to the coming wave of new Internet of Things (IoT) technology and its’ ability to improve the lives of both businesses and consumers alike, many are expecting quite high improvements and revenue from the implementation of these technologies in the agricultural and farming sector.
Smart agriculture technologies allow farmers to significantly reduce the cost of many items of expenditure, starting from fertilisers and finishing by fuel or vehicles repair.
Further on, smart agriculture technologies will improve farm productivity by providing a detailed analysis of every aspect of a farm’s work. This detailed analysis can be generated using a system of various sensors.
Specialised sensors allow real-time monitoring of critical environmental parameters and timely adjustments to ongoing work in agriculture:
- Rain Sensors;
- Air and soil hygrometers;
- Temperature sensors;
- Tools for soil health monitoring;
- Electrochemical Sensors (sensors for pesticides level).