With the growing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices have penetrated every aspect of our life, from health and fitness, home automation, automotive and logistics, to smart cities and industrial IoT. Thus, it is only logical that IoT, connected devices, and automation would find its application in agriculture, and as such, tremendously improve nearly every facet of it. How could one still rely on horses and plows when self-driving cars and virtual reality are no longer a sci-fi fantasy but an everyday occurrence?
Farming has seen a number of technological transformations in the last decades, becoming more industrialized and technology driven. By using various smart agriculture gadgets, farmers have gained better control over the process of raising livestock and growing crops, making it more predictable and improving its efficiency.
Connected Development has had a number of agriculture initiatives. A few of these have come using the Sensor Node product as a base for the device part of the solution. Due to its capability of connecting various sensors, it has been used to monitor conditions in a field including soil moisture, temperature, rain amount, wind speed and humidity. Not only monitoring and collecting data but also the control of equipment based on the analysis of that data. This would include irrigation system turn on/off based on level of rain water and soil moisture.
Pest control is also an important part of future agriculture solutions and Connected Development has developed modems for use in pest control devices that use both cellular and LoRa based devices. These devices are typically traps that alert the user to when a pest has entered and can therefore be removed