WIRELESS FARMING TECHNIQUES HELP EFFICIENCY, PREDICTABILITY
Across the globe, digital technology — specifically the concept of the Internet of Things — brings value to a variety of unexpected industries.
Frequently called “IoT,” the concept refers to a giant system of “things,” from wearables to thermostats, embedded with software, and sensors linked through network connectivity.
Agriculture production is just one of the many industries adopting IoT, emerging as a key testing ground for the network strategy. An increased demand on crop yields coupled with the growing shortage of fresh water is placing pressure on one of America’s oldest industries to implement new technology.
Verizon’s Agriculture Technology teams have spent years studying how IoT can bring predictability to an often unpredictable line of business. Through advances in machine-to-machine and cloud technology, along with the reliability and coverage of Verizon Wireless networks, collecting near real-time information on everything from soil moisture levels to commodity prices is now possible.
Wireless farming technologies can help farmers in many other ways, including:
- Using water more efficiently, reducing irrigation costs
- Reducing the number of trips to the barn or field, saving labor and fuel costs
- Improving efficiency by preventing tanks and bins from running out of product
- Monitoring the quality of products being delivered to market
It is clear that access to this deep level of data can help farmers make better, more informed decisions — and we are just beginning. To learn more about Verizon’s commitment to agriculture technology and how it is transforming agribusiness across the country, visit this Verison website.
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