As mobile connectivity continues to affect consumers in myriad ways, the potential societal benefits are staggering. For instance, at a recent conference, the founder of OnFarm Systems spoke about the ways in which IoT will shape the farming industry. By using a mobile device, farmers can receive more accurate information regarding market demand for particular crops, weather readings and quality of soil – sometimes right down to a plant-by-plant analysis – resulting in more successful farming.
Data-driven farming is the future of agriculture, making more efficient use of resources such as farmland, machinery, water and fertilizer. With the population estimated to reach nine billion in 2050, embracing Internet of Things in the farming sector is not only the right thing to do, but the smart one too.
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