The recent COVID-19 pandemic has affected many industries because of the strict health protocols that people all around the world have to follow to ensure everyone’s safety. One of the hardest hit is the agriculture and farming industry–– many farmers and other workers have had to be more careful with food production and transport. Luckily, we have also seen a steady increase in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) applications meant to transform the agricultural landscape.
IoT is well known for innovating and optimizing other industries, and now there is more clamor to see how modern technology can affect one of the world’s oldest industries. Although there are already AgriTech solutions in place for most companies, IoT, and LoRaWAN specifically, offer a brand new dimension to the production and management of food products.
Smart Agriculture, or Smart Farming, a term used to describe the amalgamation of IoT Tech and agriculture may seem complicated at first, but with the tools and solutions RAKwireless can provide, integrating IoT and LoRaWAN into how we farm will be made easy.
Here are just some of the ways RAKwireless and its range of IoT products can help in transforming the agricultural landscape into a Smart one:
- More control over food production Installing sensors to monitor the state of crops and livestock could give agricultural companies and groups more control of how much produce is needed to reduce waste and mitigate any risks of losing yield. Smart Farming will not only give you control, but it will also save you money and give you a more sustainable yield.
- Crop Management Crops can be a fickle thing to grow, and farmers have to constantly watch these as they grow to make sure they are of optimum health and good for consumption. With products like WisGate from RAKwireless, companies will be able to measure temperature, soil quality, humidity, and other important qualities that are measured to make sure crops stay healthy. The technology will benefit both the farmer––as they can keep watch even remotely–– and the consumers, who will be getting quality crops all year-round.
- Precision Farming Made Easy Precision Farming relies on a lot of accurate data to improve all agricultural processes and make them more efficient. With IoT Sensors, farmers and companies can collect data and metrics on various aspects of the environment so that they can make more informed decisions on what the optimal amount of water, fertilizer, and other needs of the crops would be. Through IoT and precision farming, farmers can reduce the cost of production and management.
As more industries embrace the benefits of IoT, agriculture will soon see the returns of adopting a smarter and more connected ecosystem. With the solutions that RAKwireless can provide for Smart Farming to happen, the journey will be quick, efficient, and easy. Smart Farming made easy, with @RAKwireless.