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How IoT drives precision agriculture more efficiently

by Avirtech 6 months ago in food
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The ability to track and analyze in-depth data from many sensors and devices and the collaboration among plantation conditions, workforce, and systems has enabled emerging technologies such as IoT to help agribusiness make better decisions for their crops and harvest quality.

The struggle for water management predicts to increase due to population expansion, urbanization, and climate change, with a particular impact on agriculture. By 2050, the world's population will reach over 10 billion people. Whether urban or rural, this population will require food to fulfill its necessities. When combined with the increased consumption of calories and more complex foods that come with rising income in the developing world, agricultural production is expected to climb by about 70% by 2050. On the other hand, plantation problems such as soil conditions, water, pesticide use, climate change are still not fully resolved. Then, how agriculture can fulfill food production by 2050.

The crops need to be healthy, so pesticides keep pests and weeds away. These pesticides can harm the environment. Fertile land and water quality also determine crop production. The workforce capacity and capability limitation are tricky to monitor and analyze every inch on the vast plantations area. In addition, this problem's pace is too fast for all the information to be processed by one human mind. Yet, everything must be completed at one time. Otherwise, it will cause crop failure, and plantation conditions issue will be more complex.

To this end, IoT (Internet of Things) software solutions intend to assist agriculture in bridging the supply-demand gap by securing high yields, profitability, and environmental preservation. According to a BI Intelligence survey, the adoption of IoT devices in the agriculture industry will reach 75 million by 2020, expanding at a rate of 20% each year. Simultaneously, the worldwide precision agriculture market predicts to quadruple in size by 2025, reaching 15.3 billion dollars (up from slightly more than 5 billion dollars in 2016). Also, the adoption of IoT for precision agriculture improves connectivity, speed, and in-depth data analysis in the plantations. To demonstrate, this is how IoT by Avirtech drives precision agriculture more efficiently.

How Avirtech IoT works

Comprehensive field management with AI decision making analytics

Traditional monitoring practices are costly, time-consuming, and non-quantitative, slowing down important conservation work. Avirtech's BIOTA has a simple solution for this. The advanced features monitor and track the number of crops quality and respond to environmental factors to use this data to make more profitable decisions. BIOTA allows seamless coordination from field monitoring to management decision-making via integrated dashboard analytics and AI recommendation.

BIOTA is an easy-to-use interface that allows agribusinesses to create solutions that seamlessly integrate their current processes. Agribusinesses can even enlist their AI-powered analytics engine to optimize the plantation decisions for which crop variety, variety density, fertilizers, and pesticides to use in crops.

Flexible monitoring with remote control sensors

The process of reacting to vast plantations and plants' conditions (water level, pH soil, vehicle inventory, etc.) is complicated, time-consuming, and puts lives at risk for the workforce. BIOTA is an automatic long-distance field control of equipment without human intervention to reduce inaccurate data. It can capture, detect, and optimize inputs using practically any sensor available to discover what the plantation's inputs need.

Additionally, it provides real-time data on the environment to see changes in plant species, soil type, and other plantation components. Integrating AI and IoT in the BIOTA allows monitoring changes over time. Agribusinesses and workforces can access the data anywhere on mobile phones and computers. Undoubtedly, it is better for a team's safety and responds quickly to any unwanted activity in plantations without time-consuming and perilous field visits during monitoring.

Competitive advantages of BIOTA

A significant problem with many current IoT solutions is that they rely on mobile networks to function. It is hard to find a location where these networks are not serviced. BIOTA helps overcome this problem by providing a private network, low maintenance costs, reliable performance for cost-effective monitoring, and can work without mobile network coverage.


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Avirtech is leading the digital transformation of large-scale agriculture for a sustainable future with drones and smart sensors.

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