Smart agriculture background:
“Smart agriculture” is an emerging concept that refers to the use of technologies such as the Internet of Things, robots, drones, and artificial intelligence to manage farms. In order to improve the quantity and quality of products, while optimizing the manpower required for production. Smart agriculture is an agricultural management concept that uses modern technology to improve the quantity and quality of agricultural products. In the 21st century, farmers can accurately measure changes in the field and adjust strategies accordingly to increase crop yields. Of course, smart agriculture is not limited to agriculture, but also includes smart breeding to ensure the survival rate of farmed livestock.
What does smart agriculture include:
Agricultural environmental monitoring collects data by placing agricultural sensors. Then transfer the data to the analysis tool for analysis. Agricultural sensors monitor changes in light, humidity, temperature, shape and size of crops. The humidity, temperature, moisture precipitation, and dew detection data collected by the sensors help determine the weather patterns of the farm. In order to grow suitable crops. The soil monitoring system can monitor the soil quality and analyze it to help determine the nutritional value of the farm and dry areas, soil drainage capacity or acidity. Thus, the amount of water needed for irrigation can be adjusted and the most beneficial type of planting can be selected.
With the development of the agricultural Internet of Things. Smart breeding technology enables farmers to better monitor the needs of individual animals and adjust their nutrition accordingly. Thereby preventing diseases and enhancing the health of the herd. Large farmers can use wireless IoT applications. For example, electronic ear tags (cattle and sheep tracking locator) to monitor the location, health and health of cattle. With this information, they can identify sick animals in order to separate them from the sick. Grazing to prevent the spread of disease.
Smart irrigation works by monitoring the level of soil moisture. Smart water irrigation systems enable farmers to automate the irrigation process and reduce water consumption. Minimize water waste, thereby saving costs and reducing manpower. The soil moisture and nutrient content are clear at a glance, and abnormal situations are notified intelligently.