Agriculture in developed nations is changing from conventional farming to farm management systems. Similar to manufacturing, the agriculture industry is becoming increasingly more precise and highly controlled process management through the use of matrix-crunching software systems.
Over the past decade, there is a trend towards pushing proprietary farm monitor and management software and telematics systems to the farmers. These systems guide farmers in many respects such as soil quality, crop quality, evaluating the economic consumption of resources like water and fertilizers and monitor crop health, monitor livestock, and more.
Traditionally speaking, data has been static and farmers have had to rely upon information provided by the national government and local bodies or the companies with data capture means such as telematics services. Whereas static data delays actions and implementation of results, IoT promises to bring data on end-to-end agricultural processes in real-time promoting immediate actions and implementation of solutions either physically or through automation.
IoT in Agriculture: Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 assesses the technologies, companies, and solutions for IoT in agriculture. The report evaluates the overall marketplace and provides forecasts for sensors (and other devices), services, solutions, and data analytics globally, and regionally for the period 2017 to 2022.
Forecasts include precision agriculture, indoor farming, livestock, and fisheries.