IoT Precision Agriculture

The Yield Farm Area network [source: 'The Yield]

An exciting Internet of Things (IoT) solution is being implemented on the Hawkesbury Farm to assist management of the irrigation of fodder crops with recycled water, and demonstrate precision agriculture for SAFS students within the School of Science (opens in a new window). The Yield Technology Solutions is a system of microclimate soil and environmental sensors connected by 6LoWPAN communications across its Farm Area Network through a gateway to a cloud-based IoT platform.

Microclimate meteorological and growing condition data and predictions are developed through an AI learning system and accessible through web and mobile apps. These data and predictions are being used by the Farm Production Coordinator for scheduling irrigation for water use efficiency and optimal production.

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