The Internet of Things is no longer science fiction, but a concrete reality.
While not usually associated with cutting-edge technology, and especially the Internet, farming is considered one of the sectors with the most potential for implementing IoT. Agriculture is a sector of great transformations, ranging from mechanization to artificial irrigation and fertilizers. Now it is on the verge of an even more sweeping revolution: the technological revolution, where precision farming will play a leading role.
In the near future, all of the capacities IoT offers businesses, such as efficiency, competitiveness, inceased productivity, security and privacy, will be applied on a massive scale in agricultural processes around the world, without the need for major investments or infrastructure.
On a plantation belonging to one of the country’s leading coffee exporters, Identidad IoT installed 10 sensors on two 3.5 hectare fields, providing real-time measurements of a number of factors key to production. Growers can use these data to make better decisions that improve crop yields.