Farm Monitoring & Precision Farming
Farm monitoring and precision farming are farm management concepts that uses sensors, data from external systems, such as weather reports, and network communciation to tailor farming operations to the specific conditions of each field. Farmers generate data via sensors and analyze the information to evaluate current practices and make improvements for greater efficiency and effectiveness. There are a variety of smart farming applications including crop observation, agriculture vehicle Tracking, irrigation management, livestock management, and storage monitoring.
The precision farming market was valued at USD 4.42 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 9.53 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 13.38% during the forecast period.
Source: Markets and Markets
What technologies are integrated on Precision Farming?
GPS and GIS technologies into daily farm work. But also crop sensors, aerial and/or satellite imagery.
Intelligent Farming with ThingWorx Analytics
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Freight Farms: Innovative Agriculture through the IoT
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