Smart Soil Moisture Data: Precision Irrigation with Sensoterra & MultiTech – A Pivot to IoT in the Potato Fields
Agriculture plays a vital role in feeding the world’s growing population. Generally, farmers face increasing pressure to optimize the use of limited resources, especially water, to meet this demand. Despite this, agriculture consumes a staggering 70% of the world’s water annually, amounting to over 2 quadrillion gallons, enough to cover the entire United States in 2 feet of water. Thus efficiently managing this precious resource has become paramount for farms of all sizes.
By delivering the right amount of water to the right place at the right time poses a significant challenge, especially in remote areas with weak cellular communications. Thankfully, advancements in IoT technology, such as LoRaWAN wireless communications, have made this task more manageable.
The Solution – Precision Agriculture
In response to these challenges, new technologies have emerged in agriculture, including subsurface sensing, wireless sensors, and soil probes. These innovative systems enable farmers to monitor their land conditions in real-time and apply water, along with other inputs like fertilizer, precisely when and where they are needed.
Smart Soil Moisture Data
The pivotal component of these modern solutions lies in sensors that leverage new communication protocols, providing farmers easy access to critical data on water usage. This newfound ability allows farmers to identify areas where water is required and where conservation is possible, thus optimizing water management.
The Sensoterra & MultiTech Partnership
Sensoterra, a leader in smart soil moisture solutions, and MultiTech, a pioneer in IoT technology, have joined forces to create cutting-edge precision irrigation systems. Leveraging LoRaWAN wireless communications, these systems address the challenge of weak cellular coverage in remote areas, ensuring seamless data transmission and efficient water management.
By harnessing smart soil moisture data, farmers can:
- Optimize water delivery systems, reducing costly input waste.
- Prevent soil and groundwater pollution through targeted irrigation.
- Make real-time decisions based on accurate data, enhancing overall farm efficiency.
With the implementation of smart soil moisture data and IoT technology, precision irrigation is revolutionizing the agriculture industry. Sensoterra and MultiTech’s collaboration is leading the way in providing farmers with the tools they need to make informed decisions about water usage and cultivate more sustainable, productive, and resilient potato fields.
For a deeper understanding of this groundbreaking case study, explore how Sensoterra and MultiTech are making sense of water in precision agriculture.