IoT based Applications in Farming
Weather plays a very significant role when it comes to the agriculture sector. In agriculture, there is almost everything dependable upon the climate condition. In smart Farming, temperature humidity, light intensity, and soil moisture can be monitored through various sensors. These are again used by the reactive system to trigger alerts or automate the process such as water and air control.
In smart irrigation, automated sprinkler system or smart pumps are used. Soil moistures sensors are used in different areas to get the moisture of the soil.Based on the results from the soil moisture sensors, the smart pumps or smart sprinklers are turned On/Off.
Monitoring Soil Quality
Farmers usually use a sampling method to calculate soil fertility, moisture content. But this sampling doesn’t give accurate results as chemical decomposition varies from location to location, so this not so much helpful.
To resolve this thing, IoT plays an essential role in Farming. Sensors can be installed at a uniform distance across the length and breadth of the farmland to collect the accurate soil data, which can be further used in the dashboard or mobile application for the farm monitoring.
IoT devices can be used to collect data regarding the location, well-being, and the health of the cattle. This data can be further used for identification of the sick animals so that they can be separated from the others, thereby preventing the spread of diseases. This LiveStock Monitoring also lowers the labor costs with the help of IoT based sensors.
Drone monitoring is helping large farms to reduce the cost of monitoring.,or the use of Geo-positioning sensors can set a fixed path. The data collected from these drones are sent back to the server where it can be used for analyzing and decision-making.