Introduction to Smart Farming using IoT
Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced innovation in various industries, which helped in increasing the effectiveness and cutting the costs of business operation in different aspects. Smart Farming is one of these industries which is most affected by this transformation. Smart Farming gives better control to the farmers for their livestock, growing crops, cutting costs, and resources.
Business Challenges for Building the Internet of Things Platform
- A unified solution which can be integrated with different types of IoT devices.
- The most common challenges for Internet of Things in agriculture is connectivity. Every area doesn’t have proper internet connectivity.
- A scalable solution which can be integrated with thousands of IoT devices for large farms.
Solutions for Building IoT Enabled Smart Farming System
Smart Farming has enabled farmers to reduce waste and enhance productivity with the help of sensors (light, humidity, temperature, soil moisture, etc.) and automation of irrigation system. By the help of these sensors, farmers can monitor the field conditions from anywhere.IoT-based Agriculture Monitoring is highly efficient when compared with the conventional approach.
The applications of IoT-based Agriculture solutions not only targets conventional, large farming operations, but could also be new levers to uplift other growing or common trends in agricultural like organic farming, family farming (complex or small spaces, particular cattle and/or cultures, preservation of specific or high quality varieties etc.), and enhance highly transparent Farming.