IoT in Agriculture
Ground Control is proud to work with a number of customers driving IoT in Agriculture forward. Just one great example is Synnefa. Synnefa provides IoT devices integrated with farming software to 8,726 farmers across Kenya.
The combination of data from IoT devices in the field, farmer activity and trend analysis, help deliver insight to either enable the farmer to make more informed decisions; or use Synnefa’s smart greenhouses to automatically complete tasks, for example fertilisation, based on sensor data.
• 50% reduction in water usage
• 41% reduction in fertiliser application rates
• 30% average increase in production when compared to yields before IoT device implementation.
Can be used in multiple ways within Agriculture to automate tasks and improve crop yields. Some examples include:
Crop monitoring: equipped with sensors or cameras, drones can be flown over fields to collect data on crop growth, health and water stress. This data can then be used to create detailed maps enabling farmers to identify areas which need attention and adjust irrigation or fertiliser application.
Crop spraying: fitted with spray nozzles, drones can apply pesticides and other chemicals with high accuracy, minimising the amount needed.
Livestock monitoring: utilises drone cameras to allow real-time information on animal health and behaviour. This can be used to help track grazing patterns or even identify stressed or sick animals.
4. Autonomous tractors
Using a combination of sensors, GPS technology and cameras, these self-driving vehicles can perform tasks such as ploughing, tilling, and spraying crops.
They can also be used to collect data regarding soil health, crop growth and weather conditions while they work, enabling farmers to focus on other tasks, for example ensuring proper drainage.
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