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Remote Monitoring – Domestic and business agriculturists can monitor different fields in numerous areas around the world from a web association. Choices can be set aside a few minutes and from anyplace. Equipment Monitoring – Farming equipment can be monitored and maintained according to production rates, labor effectiveness and failure prediction. The Internet of Things has genuinely improved numerous enterprises by giving information accumulation, continuous knowledge and process robotization through ease sensors and IOT stage usage. As found in the above advantages, the cultivating and agribusiness industry by and large can truly profit by execution of such an IOT arrangement or stage. Not exclusively is a shrewd horticulture arrangement the inventive cultivating technique for now, it is the key answer for the developing worry of the worldwide populace's sustenance utilization and ecological impression. Disadvantages of IOT in Agriculture: Return on investment difficult to demonstrate and precision agribusiness establishments are few and fragmented. Shortage of new blood in the industry Uncertainty inherent in the industry e.g. weather events, political issues elsewhere in the world. Questions to be resolved regarding ownership of the data collected Smart farming requires skills in robotics, and computer based intelligence, skills the average farmer would not necessarily have. Not only are farmers not proficient in robotics and computer intelligence the language of the Internet of Things would need to dramatically change in order for both farmers and information technology professionals to communicate to each other. Finally, farming is a low margin industry so the willingness to invest in innovation is low as well. Challenges in implementing IoT in Rural Areas As agriculture sector runs in low margin, getting investments is quiet difficult. Although IoT related technology is growing, still there are some challenges in implementing IoT especially, in rural areas. Some barriers like wireless, broadband coverage are well known. Moreover, there is something called “image problem”. People still believe agriculture belong to grandfather generation so many people don’t want to come in that sector. Another 18 | P a g e
challenge can be the question “who will be the owner of those sensor controller data? Data on soil or water could be used by biotech giants. Access to real time info about harvesting helps corporation predict property value of farmers to get idea about market. However, IoT should be brought closer to primary sector by integrating with complementary tools to generate more efficient product. Electronic media can help in this regard by advertising commercials and on air campaigns about new technologies. The information from one farm can be shared with other farm in order to get aggregated output.
- Summer '19
- IoT applications