BI Intelligence has predicted that IoT device installations in the agricultural world will increase from 30 million in 2015 to 75 million in 2020.
IoT for farming, an intriguing concept indeed if the whole picture of current agricultural ecosystem is considered. Homosapiens of 21st century will find it hard to survive without internet, smartphones and all the innovations which have happened in recent years, albeit the primary necessities of human species to survive are air, food and water. A hell lot of factors are affecting farming industries and productivity of goods that are necessary for human living.
Ever increasing global population and consumption needs, global climate changes resulting heat waves and cropland reductions are directly impacting the global environment and productivity of goods of survival. As a consequence, farming industry bears enormous losses, which amounts USD 310 in developing countries considering food waste.
This situation calls for a change and cutting edge technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning (ML) and cloud computing can certainly help in overcoming most of these problems with the concept of smart farming leveraging IoT app development.
What if your plants want to talk to you? IoT based smart farming solutions certainly make it possible. Innovations around IoT have transformed farmers and growers. Leveraging IoT based custom web and mobile app development on Android and iOS platforms farmers and gardeners can now monitor all the information about plantations through mobile apps. A smart water management system can also be implemented to control the wastage and give the crops or plants precise amount of water they need.
Let’s Nurture, the leading IoT solutions providers in India, has developed a functional MVP on Smart Plant and Smart Water Management System using smart sensors and ESP module. Following sensors are used to build a hardware platform which can interact with mobile applications through cloud in real time.
Smart farming is a concept which can encapsulate multiple technologies like GPS, Geofence, smart sensors, big data, cloud computing to monitor and optimise assets as well as productivity. From production to logistics, ICT based decision support systems provide real-time information concerning all aspects of farming. This leads to improved efficiency in making right decision whilst reducing the amount on waste.
Awareness to overcome the environmental issues along with efforts in reducing the overall costs has encouraged the concepts of private urban plantations and precise farming on small, medium and large scales. These are good signs indeed for a better tomorrow.
Connected farms, a result of IoT based farming solutions, help to enhance overall agricultural productivity, minimise operational costs, effective asset/ resource management and address issues such as healthy food demands and scarcity of goods due to deforestation.
PoC or MVP development before jumping to provide IoT based solution on a large scale is the most preferred choice. With minimal investment, it is the best way to understand the market and user needs to provide a viable and long term solution to niche customers. IoT based PoC development for Smart Farming will directly help people who are seeking smart solutions for private/ urban plantation and precision farming on small, medium or large scales.
We offer tailor-made solutions for smart farming and plantation which will let users to have all the data require on mobile applications. IoT based precision farming results in cutting down operational costs because the process will be automated with precise use of resources like fertilizers, energy and water to avoid excessive usage or wastage.
With Let’s Nurture, the total cost of developing IoT based PoC for Smart farming will be in the range of $10000-$11000.
This range will include the per unit cost which will cover 0.7 m3.
Let us see the basic features which can be availed through IoT based PoC for smart farming.
|End Users (Hobbyist, Farmers, Gardeners, Restaurant Owners)||Temperature & humidity sensor|
|Soil moisture sensor|
|EC sensor for nutrient measurement|
|Current climate feed|
|Cost of IoT based PoC for Smart Farming||CAD 8000 to 10000 with Web Admin + Mobile App (Android & iOS).|
|End Users (Hobbyist, Farmers, Gardeners, Restaurant Owners)|
|Solar powered hardware|
|Analytics report and PDF download|
It uses smart sensors measuring the various parameters and create a perfect condition for the growth of the plant. With a simple yet attractive design, the main feature of Smart Pot is the automated water supply as per the need of the plant.
Based on the data gathered, we can use Machine Learning for users to do predictive analysis. With predictive analysis, we can share recommendations for users to improve overall efficiency and quality of plantation at the lowest possible operational costs.
We have a database of water, sunlight and temperature of Indian plants of all types. Based on that users will get smart notifications what exactly is needed for a crop they are going to plant. Once the value of any parameters reaches threshold, a push notification is sent to the users to notify what the plant needs.
Prototype development is one for the future, hence it is vital to get the best team around you to deliver a viable solution. The dedicated resource team that Let’s Nurture will provide for IoT based PoC for smart farming solutions will comprise of:
We are confident to be the best in this business as we have expertise in working with smart sensors and microcontrollers along with custom web and mobile application development services. Having delivered multiple projects and prototypes for smart agricultural solutions, we offer deliverables with cutting-edge technologies and innovations.
Expert consultation on IoT Technology and applications
Evolution, Application and Maintenance of IoT solutions
The most agile and swift response
Scalable anything from Bluetooth sensors to robotics
Absolute focus on product realization from Specifications to Prototypes
Complete solutions design and delivery from hardware to an application layer
Expertise working on various microcontrollers and sensors
PCB designs and 3D modeling and printing for custom hardware requirements
We always aspire ourselves to cater innovations which can enhance human lives and are eco-friendly. We also wish to provide health-conscious working professionals with automated and self-regulating indoor planting system monitored through mobile applications.
The cost will depend on the number of sensors and price of sensors used to built the hardware along with the area to get into monitoring and usage. The development and installation cost per acre land would be in the region of USD3000-5000.
Based on Food Productivity you can recover in 3 years. But if we consider other factors such as labour cost saving, climate change help due to water usage optimisation and AI implementation, it can go to exponential.
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