Implementation of innovative IoT systems to bring revolution in the agriculture sector

IOT in agriculture

The implementation of internet of things (IoT) systems in the agriculture sector would bring sustainable farming practices, improve efficiency, and increase profitability for farmers. Researchers and technology companies developed innovative systems in an effort to bring revolution in the agriculture sector and their efforts would come to fruition as the adoption increases. Farmers from across the world have been trying to improve yield and overall profitability and the combination of sensors, electronic devices, and software would work in their favor. Availing important insights about soil conditions, crop conditions, and others farming activities is beneficial for making decisions. Backed by data-driven decisions, the new age farmers can achieve sustainable growth.

Researchers from universities and tech companies from different parts of the world have been developing IoT systems to help farmers in different ways. An innovative system developed by Indonesian researchers would benefit melon farmers in gaining essential insights about nutrients, temperature, and lighting in the melon gardens. In addition, an IoT system by a tech firm from Malaysia would provide soil conditions, crop conditions, and other environmental conditions for farmers. The implementation of IoT in agriculture would increase in the coming years. According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global IoT in agriculture market is estimated to reach $48.71 billion by 2025. Following are some of the activities taking place across the globe.

The implementation of IoT is rising in the agriculture sector as researchers are coming up with new methods for farming. Researchers from Brawijaya University, Indonesia developed an IoT-based farming system for cultivating melon. This system is known drip irrigation system. It controls the water content provided to the field. When the soil is dry, the water drips. Moreover, the drip system sends the data regarding the mechanism through the IoT connection. On the basis of data, additionally required nutrients are provided in melon field.

Researchers highlighted that the system will not only provide water content but also offer important insights on nutrients, temperature, lighting, and others in the melon gardens. The drip irrigation system works for each plant separately. Based on the nutritional needs, the water for the plant is provided. So, the system would save water and ensure growth. The crop productivity increases with the implementation of the system. As the implementation of technology in the agriculture sector in Indonesia is minimal at this stage, development of the IoT-based system would encourage the usage in the coming years.

Market players have been combining traditional farming with the technological platforms to revolutionize the agriculture sector. SM4RT TANI, one of the agriculture technology developers from Malaysia, assists farmers in gaining information regarding crops in real-time to optimize efficiency and yield. Through the IoT system, the company provides information regarding pest control, pH, weather monitoring, and others in real-time to farmers. Various sensors have been placed and connected to the central mainframe. The data and information can be viewed through a SATU dashboard. The dashboard provides reports, alerts, and corrections in real-time. It is customizable and can be developed for each user as per their specific requirements. It will show relevant information for the specific use cases and crop types. In addition to this system, SM4RT TANI provides drone technology for soil monitoring, weather monitoring, and water quality monitoring. These insights would help in making data-driven decisions to enable sustainable growth and improve profitability.

Along with environment data provided by SM4RT TANI, its sister company Urus Tani provides a platform that would help in collecting operational data such as human capital, inventory, and planning management. The intuitive user interface and compliance to the regulatory standards of the platform would enable farmers with an end-to-end system. The technologies would bring revolution in the agriculture sector.

Author’s Bio – Pratik Kirve is writer, blogger, and sport enthusiast. He holds a bachelor degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, and is currently working as a Team Lead – Content Writing at Allied Market Research. He has avid interest in writing news articles across different verticals. When he is not following updates and trends, he spends his time reading, writing poetry, and playing football. He can be reached at [email protected]

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