Farming is one of the first industries to be totally transformed by data.
Traditional agriculture companies have for years applied the same tried-and-true tools to plant and harvest their crops. Now, organizations from the small farmer to industrial farming corporations are realizing the potential that IoT technology has in the crop growing and harvesting process. This fall, a farm automation project, Hands Free Hectare, successfully harvested its first crop using only autonomous vehicles and drones.
How can food and beverage manufacturers reduce wastage, enhance freshness of their products, improve supply chain management and provide usage guidance, all the while reducing costs? With the latest advances in IoT sensor technology in food and beverage labeling, companies are able to do all of that, and more.
Watch Rob Risany, Worldwide Innovation Executive with IBM, talk about precision agriculture and how Intel, IBM Weather Company and ADLINK approack smart irrigation in the emerging era of the IoT.
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.