Connected objects (IoT) and agricultural technologies
In recent years, climate issues and incessant population growth have prompted agricultural specialists to take measures to preserve nature and the planet’s resources.
This has, among other things, motivated the use of connected objects (Internet of Things or IoT) in connection with agricultural technologies.
According to GlobeNewswire by notified, “The global internet of things (IoT) in agriculture market size was reached at USD 12.5 billion in 2021”.
Let’s take a closer look.
What can IoT devices be used for in agriculture?
The use of IoT is essential in precision agriculture. Connected objects can be used to collect key data such as soil moisture and acidity levels or light, at short and regular time intervals.
For example, sensors measure soil temperature or pH every 15 minutes and transmit the results to farmers in real time via a web or mobile application. Similarly, a drone or satellite flies over the fields to monitor the state of crops or irrigations and transmits the images live to farmers.
The website HORIZONS, Ecological Intelligence Media, states that “precision agriculture uses observation means (satellites, drones, connected sensors) associated with decision support tools (accessible in the form of Web and Mobile applications) to collect and process agricultural data. »
Making strategic decisions in the agricultural sector…
Precision agriculture has specific objectives. The data collected by connected objects helps farmers make strategic decisions to achieve specific goals:
- Improve the performance of their operation, in particular by correcting anomalies as soon as they occur;
- Better manage valuable natural resources such as water by avoiding waste;
- Monitor the supply chain to ensure that products maintain their quality when they reach consumers.
In addition, tools for automatic regulation of certain parameters such as temperature are even currently available on the market.
According to Modern Agriculture, “Smart agriculture relies primarily on IoT, eliminating the need for physical labor for farmers and producers and increasing productivity in every way possible… Using sensors and interconnectivity, IoT in agriculture has not only saved farmers time, but also reduced the extravagant use of resources such as water and electricity. »
Make your projects a reality!
The use of connected objects in the agricultural sector is now attracting more and more farmers around the world. These new technologies aim to increase production and preserve the planet.
At Appwapp, we provide support to design and implement various projects in development (dev). We have been operating in this sector for more than 10 years now and are able to create functional and efficient systems.