The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm and the agriculture industry isn’t an exception. In recent years, agricultural IoT is helping agrochemical, biotech, and farmers solve big problems that were left unresolved for decades.
Agricultural IoT uses powerful cloud computing technologies such as sensors, Big Data intelligence, and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable smart farms. IoT leverages smart devices and powerful analytical capabilities to process huge swathes of data in a relatively short time to enable connected farms.
The interfacing of physical IoT devices like sensors, cameras with micro-controllers, raspberry pi with embedded software protocols like wi-fi, near field communication (NFC), and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies allow farmers to digitally monitor and manage their farming operations and build robust farming infrastructure.
For many years now, IoT-based smart villages around the world have been using agricultural IoT capabilities to automate the supply of water for irrigation systems or monitor the health of plants in agricultural farms.
In the future, the widespread use of IoT is projected to enhance the efficiency of connected farms, influence public policies, contribute to research, and lead to groundbreaking innovation in the field of agriculture.