Make agriculture more efficient with connected machinery
How the IoT can enable more-effective use of agricultural machinery and takes us towards sustainable farming.
Few farms are insulated against the challenges posed by climate change and population growth. Hot summers and drought, for example, not only impact harvest quality and yields; they can even shorten the growing season. To overcome these obstacles, farmers need to be able to use vehicles and machinery as efficiently as possible.
With the help of the IoT, manufacturers of agricultural machinery are able to offer their customers a host of new services. These range from intelligent fleet management and the use of data from the field to over-the-air updates of software and firmware (SOTA/FOTA). They mark a major stride towards greater efficiency in farming, enabling farmers to make more effective use of the machinery, reduce the need for manual labor, and ensure that the equipment is ready to roll as and when required.
Although not all agricultural machinery is automatically IoT-capable, it can always be retrofitted for use in specific applications.