IoT in Agriculture
Farmers and agribusiness are looking for smart, efficient ways to increase food production and profitability all while improving sustainability.
Many processes can be remotely tracked, monitored, and controlled to increase production and efficiency, so food producers are turning to the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) for help in agriculture.
Smart agriculture solutions enabled by the IoT are allowing food producers to:
Increase crop productivity and minimize water consumption
Monitor rainfall, evaporation, and soil moisture to ensure ideal growing conditions for specific crops to achieve optimal harvest
- Monitor soil moisture on a field-by-field and row-by-row basis to reduce water consumption
Optimize crop quality and yield
Monitor soil temperature to ensure ideal growing conditions
- Use air and soil temperature data to determine the best time to harvest
- Collect micro climate data to predict frost to be able to protect seedlings and sensitive crops
Minimize plant losses
Pest, disease and plant health can be tracked to compare against historical trends and effectively mitigate negative effects
- Efficiently spray agrochemicals and fertilizers by monitoring the route and speed of sprayers
Improve crop storage
Monitor temperature and humidity in grain silos and crop storage bags to ensure the quality of stored grain
- Monitor off-gassing in grain silos to ensure the safety of farm workers
Smart Agriculture Management
ST 6100: Satellite Remote Monitoring
Choose the ST 6100 for remote asset management. The IDP series of satellite devices offers customers a quick and smart way to integrate into agriculture solutions to enable sensor-based monitoring of environmental conditions, water consumption, soil moisture/temperature, irrigation parameters and more.
ST 9100 (Dual-Mode)
The fully programmable ST 9100 is a dual-mode satellite/cellular device, combining cellular network coverage and the two-way IsatData Pro satellite service. This versatile device enables asset tracking and monitoring for a wide variety of applications on land and at sea, in the most remote areas of the world.
ST 2100 (Satellite Communications Device)
The ST 2100 provides reliable satellite connectivity over the two-way IsatData Pro network to a variety of industrial assets in remote locations including vehicles, heavy equipment and fixed assets. The device features an optional internal super capacitor, allowing continued operation during temporary power loss. A built-in GNSS module allows global location tracking, and the device is enabled with over the air firmware updates without having to send a technician on site.
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