IoT’s impact reaches the farm

IoT is everywhere these days, including the farm. People working in the agriculture industry are using Internet of Things technology just as much (and perhaps more) than other industries. A recent article shares interviews with several agricultural professionals to find out how they are leveraging the power of IoT. 

Drones are being used to take photos that yield data on which farming practices produce better results. Embedded sensors measure soil quality, temperature, and moisture in real time to enable farmers to efficiently ration water. Sensors are also being used to determine how much fertilizer crops require at a given time. 

At SDS, we have always believed in the positive implications IoT technology can have on agriculture. IoT has the potential to improve crop yields while reducing costs. We recommend reading this full-length article on IoT applications on the farm, and we would love to chat with you if you’re considering a project in smart farming.