The flower sector looks to iot to mitigate the effects of el niño
In 2019, climate change is one of the factors with the most potential to affect world agriculture. In its most recent report, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) concluded that there is a 96% probability that the El Niño phenomenon currently affecting the Northern Hemisphere will continue through autumn of this year and spread to other countries, as well.
There can be doubt that climate variations directly affect the agriculture and livestock industries, and that producers will need to find ways to adapt to extreme conditions such as excessive rain or drought. At Identidad IoT, our goal is to use the Internet of Things as a tool to improve processes during the harvest and beyond. IoT makes it possible to monitor climate factors, allowing growers to respond quickly and effectively to more frequent and radical change.
To achieve this objective, Identidad IoT uses technology to deliver the information needed to prevent crop damage during the different stages of production. This technology generates data about soil conditions and crop performance, contributing to the creation of timely solutions to avoid problems such as pest infestations. Growers can safeguard their work and investment, as well as the quality of their products.
A concrete example is rose cultivation. Producers must take care to ensure that the cold chain is in optimal condition to maintain freshness, especially when the flowers are destined for export. How can technology help? Identidad IoT installs sensors that deliver real-time measurements of humidity, temperature and light conditions, generating data that offer insights for increasing productivity.
Another important factor in this scenario is the time saved when data can be analyzed remotely through text messages and alerts via cellphone or computer. Such notifications make it possible to take proactive and cost-efficient steps to guarantee a controlled growing environment.
At Identidad IoT, we enable growers to benefit from an effective hybrid of technology and agriculture. Good agriculture practices (GAPs) in production, processing, transport and distribution are vital for products such as flowers that need special care. Our solutions can help ensure these standards are met.