Smart agriculture is becoming an increasingly more important and profitable way of farming. Sensors are used today for a large number of things that save both time and money for farmers. Previously the farmer had to walk around the fields every day and check the field on their own. Today, you can determine the state of the field, temperature, humidity or even the number of pests directly from your computer.
Thanks to new mapping technologies, GPS and IoT sensors, farmers can now collect a variety of data to increase the efficiency of fertilizers and irrigation and reduce their consumption. Tractors equipped with smart devices can automatically adjust the amount of fertilizer or water used depending on the condition of a part of soil scanned from ground sensor or satellite imagery. One of the benefits of this technology is also the reduction of the environmental impact.
Smart care of cattle
IoT sensors can also be placed in buildings cows, pigs, sheep and other structures for farm animals. IoT sensors can measure room temperature, humidity, CO2 level or electricity consumption. After that, just plug smart sockets for heating or lighting, set up a CO2 warning or water scarcity, and make farmer’s work easier.