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Internet of Things and Sensors in Agriculture: What Problems Resolve

New Technologies of Internet of Things (IoT) are deeply changing agriculture.

  • They allow you to know precisely and in real time which problem arises in the field
  • They allow rapid and effective intervention and therefore a prompt solution to the problem
  • They save your money and resources
  • They protect the environment because, by targeting the real need, they help to reduce use of pesticides and the amount of working hours, resulting in less production of CO2

Which are the IoT technologies?

The Internet of Things applied to agriculture includes single wireless sensors for on-site detection of environmental values and monitoring systems (such as SAVE GRAPE of Auroras) that, in addition to controlling climatic conditions, plant and soil, they are able to make predictions based on predictive models.

Let’s look at some of the classic “problems” in agriculture.

Water demand

  • Specific wireless sensors such as the Humidity and Temperature Soil Sensor, for example, provide accurate data on the ground conditions in which they are located.
  • By detecting, in a continuous and immediate way, values in the field, it is possible to know when the crop needs water, how much water it needs and where it needs (for geographic or morphological peculiarities, there can be different needs in the same area).
  • Targeted action allows you to avoid water waste and save on management costs.

LoRaWAN Humidity Soil Sensor

Onset of fungal diseases (downy mildew, powdery mildew, botrytis)

  • Advanced monitoring systems such as SAVE GRAPE are intelligent tools made up of wireless sensors that detect microclimatic data in the field and then, on the basis of specific algorithms, re-elaborate them in order to alert to the onset of downy mildew, powdery mildew and botrytis.
  • If you know in advance when the infection may start, you can act promptly to protect the plants and carry out pesticide treatments; not according to a calendar, but on a real needs.
  • Targeted action has many advantages:
    • fight against pathology
    • healthier production
    • reduction of treatments
    • cost savings
    • more environmental protection

LoRaWAN Weather Station

Water stagnation

  • The VWC Sensor measures the water volumetric content in the ground and if it is used together, for example, the HT sensor (for detecting air temperature, air humidity, dew point, and leaf wetting), allows to check the humidity levels and l’influence on the vineyard of any nearby canals, as well as the presence of rooting rottenness.
  • The measured values allow a rational irrigation of the soil as well as a continuous monitoring of crops near water canals.
  • Crop defense and no waste of water.

HT sensor

Technology is undoubtedly advanced but wireless sensors and IoT (Internet of Things) monitoring systems are made to be a decision support tool for the farmer (DSS), so AURORAS has designed them to be easy to use, instant to “readable” and easily understandable.

Only intervene when it is needed and to the extent it serves
to protect production and the environment:
with the Internet of Things (IoT)
agriculture is precision
to the benefit of savings and sustainability.





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