02 Dec IoT – Internet of Things Applications in Agriculture
Since the beginning of humanity, agriculture has been a significantly important sector because it meets the most basic needs -nutrition- of people. Despite a growing population, now predicted to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the agriculture industry must rise to meet demand, regardless of environmental challenges like unfavorable weather conditions and climate change. To meet the needs of that growing population, the agriculture industry will have to adopt new technologies to gain a much-needed edge. At this point the connected technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) promise to dramatically improve productivity, increasing yield and quality for a wide variety of crops, enabling new forms of smart farming, and improving living conditions and output for livestock and poultry.
In the last decades with growing demand and need, farming implemented by several technological transformations and becoming more industrialized and driven by the latest technology. Internet of Things (IoT), based devices started to occupy every part of our life, from health care, automation, automotive, logistics and finally it made a place for itself in the field of agriculture.
The adoption of IoT solutions for agriculture is constantly growing. Namely, Covid-19 has had a positive impact on the market share of IoT in agriculture. In fact, as per recent reports, the smart framing market share is set to reach $6.2 billion by 2021. At the same time, the global smart agriculture market size is expected to triple by 2025, reaching $15.3 billion.
If it is talked about the benefits of IoT applications, they can be sort as follows;
- Collecting data by smart agriculture sensors.
- Better control over the internal processes and, as a result, lower production risks.
- Cost management and waste reduction.
- Increased business efficiency through process automation.
- Enhanced product quality and volumes.
If you ask what the farmers who want to benefit from these benefits in their own facility can do, let us introduce you to Farmio.
Farmio is a cloud-based, IoT-enabled software that transforms growing into a streamlined, smart process by providing all needs of your plants with its automated monitoring and control system. Farmio lets you integrate remote monitoring and automation software into your facility to grow higher quality plants and improve harvest yields with less effort and fewer resources.
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