AgroSys – Smart farming and IoT-driven agriculture are laying the groundwork for a “third green revolution,” which refers to the combined application of information and communications technologies. This includes devices such as precision equipment, IoT sensors and actuators, geo-positioning systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robots.
AgroSys – The intelligent farm includes the use of technology such as:
- Sensors for soil scanning and water, light, humidity and temperature management.
- Telecommunications technologies such as advanced networking and GPS.
- Hardware and software for specialized applications and for enabling IoT-based solutions, robotics and automation.
- Data analytics tools for decision making and prediction. Data collection is a significant part of smart farming as the quantity of data available from crop yields, soil-mapping, climate change, fertilizer applications, weather data, machinery and animal health continues to escalate.
- Satellites, geospatial dates and drones for gathering data around the clock for an entire field. This information is forwarded to IT systems for tracking and analysis to give an “eye in the field” or “eye in the barn” that makes remote monitoring possible.