When we think of IoT applications, raising livestock or growing crops are not the first visuals that come to our mind. According to Markets and Markets, the market for smart agriculture is expected to evolve up to $11.23 billion by the year 2022. The reason for this is that the farmers are getting more connected as they realise the potential of IoT technologies in enabling to minimise operational costs while still attaining better results. The examples include less water usage, lower livestock losses, and higher crops.
The providers of IoT technology continue to develop platforms that can communicate, process, and sense precisely measured environmental data to help improve farm performance. There is an array of technologies behind these IoT platforms that includes drones, LED lights, energy harvesting, transmitters, microcontrollers, sending, and so on. The applications of smart farming that take advantage of IoT and are already in play are as follows.
2. Precision Farming
Usually, the agricultural sector is prone to risks. Many factors that range from improper irrigation and rainfall forecasts, to poor soil quality and harvesting/planting methods, can have adverse effects on the overall productivity. The farmers can prevent these situations with the help of agricultural IoT. They can get highly …