Agriculture

Explore this white paper and discover how Abbaco Conrols uses IoT technologies from Intel and Kontron to deploy a water management system that allows farmers in Malaysia to control water gates in real time, and increase food production while optimizing water usage.

Every year, the human race is cutting down more trees than we’re planting. The numbers are staggering. We’re planting approximately 9 billion trees per year, but we’re cutting down approximately 15 billion trees. Now, precision forestry companies are using data-driven analytics and smart drones that can swoop in to strategically drop tree seeds in the places they are most likely to survive. 

The food industry is turning to IoT to bring its ecosystems into the modern technological era.  By facilitating improved prevention and improving response and traceability, IoT is well positioned to improve food safety. Blockchain, wireless sensors, smartphones and the cloud are reducing food contamination and tracking contaminants to the source.

IoT directed at boosting New Zealand’s prosperity holds huge potential for both the country and the tech sector, according to new IoT research study. Ranking among the leading countries in the world on their readiness for IoT deployment, New Zealand is unusually well positioned to embrace—and reap the significant benefits of—the deployment of IoT technologies. 

Year after year, traditional agriculture companies have applied the same tools and processes to optimize their crops. Now, many organizations from the small farmer to industrial farming corporations are realizing the potential that IoT technology has to ease their daily workload, reduce crop losses and improve yield. One nursery, a wholesale plant grower in New South Wales, is sowing the seeds of change by using Libelium IoT sensors to enable data-based decision-making in its greenhouse. 

The Internet of Things is continuing to transform the agriculture industry and how it does business. While the majority of the attention paid to IoT-powered technology investment in agriculture has been focused on improvements related to farming, as the saying goes, “as above, so below.” Ag-focused IoT is diving deep—into the quiet lochs of Scotland and majestic fjords of Norway. 

Rural and urban environments are sowing the seeds of IoT to improve farming and better maintain city streets. SAP customers explain how.

The agriculture industry now has more technological resources at their disposal than ever before, and farmers are starting to embrace the IoT in particular as an invaluable tool in the effort to better meet increasing demands for their crops. Greater use of IoT-powered precision agriculture technologies hold the promise of both improving farms’ financial performance and assisting in increasing production to better meet the food needs of an expanding population.

Phil Asmundson and his wife and business partner, Kim are on a quest to farm a 20-acre high-tech vineyard in Willcox, AZ, designed to produce ultra-premium wines. The term “high-tech” doesn’t do Deep Sky Vineyard justice. In fact, it could potentially be run with only minimal input from the grower — if that’s what the grower wants.

Weeds can cause crop losses worth $43 billion annually in North America, and that’s just for corn and soybeans, according to a recent study. The report suggests that as weeds become herbicide resistant, new technologies will be needed. Watch how Robovator, a high-tech tractor-mounted robot, can be trained to automatically remove weeds with stealth-like precision

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