IOT Solution for Smart Agriculture is designed to monitor factors in vineyards to prevent the spread of disease, to enhance wine quality, to perform selective irrigation in fields, golf courses, and plant nurseries, and to control greenhouse conditions. Sensors include:
- Soil moisture
- Soil temperature
- Leaf wetness
- Solar radiation
- Atmospheric pressure
- Stem diameter
- Wind vane
- Ambient temperature
In agriculture, information-based systems that were unimaginable a generation ago are improving crop and farm management today. Precision Agriculture, for instance, is one area where sensor technology brings new capabilities that solve age-old problems.
In the vineyard, devastating diseases and pests adversely affect wine grape production and cause enormous economic damages annually. Unfortunately, traditional treatments incur additional costs for growers and are largely inefficient.
Sensor technology, however, is changing that. Based on scientific observation, measurement, and response, wireless sensor networks enable many new opportunities and innovations in the field of Predictive systems.
With these, pest prevention and irrigation can be administered when necessary. Farmers and growers can adapt their actions to the current situation in the field by means of a dialogue between the grower and the crop. The application generates and sends notification messages with predicted dates of phenological events, to enable and organize monitoring activities and allow the growers to prepare insecticide applications. The end result is improved management, better grape quality, and lower costs.