Hitching up to the IoT and harnessing its power for farming
The IoT can help stakeholders make the most of farm machines and develop sophisticated fleet management and remote diagnosis use cases.
Few farms are immune to the effects of climate change and population growth. Drought and heat not only influence harvests’ quality and yield; they can even curtail the growing season. Farmers need more efficient machines and tools to rise to those challenges. The IoT can help with that. Tractors and farm machinery generate vast amounts of data that can serve to create smart, IoT-enabled use cases. Added cameras, machine vision systems, GPS, and remote monitoring setups can collect data from machines. Combined and enriched with other information such as weather data, this information helps boost efficiency in agriculture.
Not every machine is ready for the IoT, but retrofits can gear it up for efficiency-enhancing use cases. These add-ons can serve to integrate thousands of older systems into state-of-the-art farm management systems to bring the everyday benefits of automation to growers.