Greenwood Farms fighting fruit fly with crowdsourced intelligence
By on March 22, 2017
Filed under Agriculture
The promise of digital transformation is simple – equipping farmers with the insights they need to maximise the productivity of every single hectare.
Already, food and dairy producers are deploying precision farming techniques in rural and regional areas, as well as in controlled vertical environments close to cities to towns. Rapidly improving broadband connections make it possible to digitise virtually any object. For example, Internet of Things devices such as sensors can be deployed in fields to measure conditions such as temperature, humidity, UV, wind, and soil moisture and nutrient levels. This helps farmers determine the exact amount of water, fertiliser or chemicals they require – eliminating waste and reducing associated electricity and fuel costs.
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