Farmers from around the globe are being confronted with an array of escalating costs of doing business. With much of this being the direct result of the dwindling supply of workers, the impetus to find savings in other areas is more compelling than ever. In this regard, there is considerable interest in finding ways to reduce the time required to oversee and operate the monitoring, controlling and maintaining of irrigation systems. Through the use of IoT-based connected technologies, there are new types of advanced autonomous systems being introduced that can monitor the water status in farmer’s fields. These smarter systems can also alert and initiate automated valves and pumps to control the optimal amount of water to be delivered at the right time. The savings in water and power consumption for growers can be significant. The positive impact on the carbon footprint is important to note.
From the farmer side it is about the possibility of a profitable way to achieve positive environmental outcomes like more efficient use of water and energy and also to reduce carbon footprint.