At present, farming has become a very advanced mechanized industry. Today, there are autonomous vehicles in the filed before pseudo self-driving car. There are already several connected plans are used from soil monitoring to irrigation sensors.
One case of these is tracking health condition of cattle. Due to Ranches and cattle farm usually over a large land area, it’s difficult to monitor the location of grazing animals in the condition without people. IoT collar can track animal, then, the data will be stored in the database via data storage system. Finally, its movement during a given time period can form a basic modle. Applying intelligent algorithms on these patterns helps us identify if the cattle’s movements are irregular, of if one or more animals are separated from the herd.
This solution can easily be achieved by a small IoT tracker that can communicate via IoT networks such as Wi-SUN. Then, people can distribute network across the fields to cover a large area. These information will be sent to rancher or farmer by applications in their smart phones or web portal.
Precision farming is another area where connected sensor are used most. Soil sensors that powered by remote batteries collect the information about nitrogen content and report at fixed period. Irrigation sensor can automatically measure water level and give notice to the sprinkler and irrigation system at the same time. Flood sensors can also monitor water lever and be set to turn off valves that are responsible for over-watering plants and send email to a specified email. Finally when the weather condition will hurt sensitive plants, freeze sensor can predict it and automatically give a notice to user.