Recently, IoT America launched its new IoT Soil Monitoring Managed Services for the Farming Industry. The offering has been designed specifically to serve the needs of rural businesses. The company anticipates that its customers can use the system to reduce water consumption by up to as much as 30 percent by using their service. The reason for this is farmers will now have a greater understanding of the moisture content in their fields, and as such can prevent over-watering. The solution is also designed to reduce labor costs associated with manual monitoring of physical soil condition and constant irrigation checks. The article below takes a deep dive into how the service works and the benefits to both customers and suppliers.
Managed service provider IoT America is delivering the Internet of Things (IoT) to the rural United States, with long-range wide-area network (LoRaWAN) technology to capture sensor data from fields and remote locations. The company is conducting pilots and is planning deployments with potential partners and end users, including those in the farming industry for IoT connectivity, to accomplish such tasks as tracking the levels of water tanks or grain bins, locating assets such as tractors or equipment or, most recently, monitoring the conditions of soil to prevent over- or under-watering.