Smart farming is a concept quickly catching on in the agricultural business. Offering high-precision crop control, useful data collection, and automated farming techniques, there are clearly many advantages a networked farm has to offer.
Analysts predicts that food production must increase by 70 percent in the year 2050 in order to meet our estimated world population of 9.6 billion people. Which means “produce more with less”.
Few of our challenges today are climate changes, limited arable land, and costs/availability of fossil fuels. So, what’s the solution? Smart farming & So hows this possible ?
Few of the advantages IoT brings to the table are :
- Ability to innovate the landscape of current farming methods.
- Predictable Outcome
- Continuous Monitoring & feedback
- Optimal usage of natural resources
- Cheaper Man Power
- Higher Yield Per Capita
- Ability to produce desirable traits in different crop yields.
Especially Agro Products like Mushroom Cultivation, Prawn Farms, Organic Tomatoes, Ornamental,Roof-Top Gardens, Herbal Gardens which needs more predictable growth conditions and higher yields are excellent use-cases of IoT Smart Farming.
The very concept of Smart Farming includes monitoring 8-10 parameters internal and external, including right amount sun-light and ambient temperature& others like Soil Moisture, Co2, Humidity, Air Temperature, Nitrogen Levels & other PH parameters of soil and air.
According to a recent MIT Research for Smart Fields in 2016, Wheat and Mushroom Yields can go up as high as 5X compared to the regular ways of farming.
Open Source Farming :
Open Source Farming allows various IOT Companies have access to the Data Feed from the smart farms to analyse various parameters and growth conditions to enable them modify / tweak / re-design their component design parameters and various products. More than 5% farms in Germany, USA, Japan, China have already open-up their data feed to several Institutions to come up with better solutions.
These feeds provide 80% real-time data and 20% historical data to study their patterns and growth levels.
Techuva Solutions have deployed their IOT Mushroom solutions in few pilot farms to analyse growth & other yield parameters to maximise yield & reduce energy bills and manual overheads. Our Analysts predict that we can increase the growth by minimum 25% & reduce energy bills by 20%.
Today Techuva Provides every IoT Client with a Cloud based web ERP Solution, Hybrid Mobile App and Customised IoT Package to suit their growing needs.