Agriculture

New research has said the Internet of Things (IoT) will play an increasingly important role in helping the agriculture sector become more efficient, productive and sustainable.

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.

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.

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