Today’s agriculture industry is data-centered, precise, and smarter than ever. The internet of things allows farmers, ranchers and beekeepers to stay connected to their fields and stock like never before. The next generation of smart agriculture solutions, powered by Sigfox’s dedicated IoT network, removes the barriers posed by earlier generations of connected devices.
The newest solutions are affordable, userfriendly, and provide uninterrupted connectivity even in the most remote locations.
Sigfox is the world’s leading service provider for the Internet of Things (loT).
The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the
Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible.
Lots of physical maintenance required
Many trips have to be taken in order to manually check the soil humidity on a regular basis.
Difficult and inaccuratewater estimates
It can be difficult to know the exact amount of water to give plants, thus causing stress for the crops by over or under watering.
Unexpected costsand water waste
Overwatering crops could lead to higher water costs than what is really needed.
It is sometimes difficult to know
the optimal time to plant without data.
It is hard to manually
track soil conditions
Manually measuring key data points about crops is often difficult, time-consuming, and more likely to be inaccurate.
Soil Moisture (VWC)
Soil volumetric water content can be better monitored by using connected sensors sending data through the Sigfox IoT global network.
Crops should be planted and grown at their ideal temperature. Sensors can monitor underneath ground level temperature for an optimum reading.
Tracking average air temperatures
assist in determining ideal planting and watering times (and anticipating pests).
Better water conservation
Less likely to over or underwater crops
Save time and resources