IoT: The Driving Force behind Smart Farming

Farming is an area of IoT application that often gets overlooked in the hype of Smart Cities and Connected Cars. With the increasing world population and more and more land being used to develop housing, using efficient methods for farming is critical than ever. IoT in Farming can help alleviate food shortages by using existing land more intensively with higher output at minimal extra cost. IoT devices are becoming cheaper by the day and new and innovative ways of monitoring are emerging not only for managing energy and water use in the farms but also also monitoring soil, sun light, moisture levels, fertilizer levels, livestock movement, equipment condition and weather. Data from these applications coupled with actionable insights will enable modern day farmers to use their land productively and prepare for extreme conditions that can affect the crops.

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