Farm Table says:
This fact sheet focusing on the internet of things technology in agriculture is one of eight fact sheets in a series that look at various form of up and coming transformative technology.
The key points of this fact sheet:
- “The internet of things (IoT) is a wirelessly connected network of objects and devices enabling computers, machines, infrastructure, animals and people to transfer data between each other, without human interaction.”
- The internet of things “creates a new form of communication between humans and objects, and between objects.”
- “The IoT integrates data from objects and devices giving businesses better insight into their operations and better information for making decisions.
- In agriculture, the IoT can identify efficiency gains through monitoring resources and equipment, developing predictive models and making decisions based on the data collected.
- The IoT can apply to a whole supply chain, enabling producers, processors and consumers to trace a product from paddock to plate.
- The range and functions of IoT devices available to Australian agriculture is sophisticated and diverse, but access to adequate telecommunications is a major impediment to adoption.”
- The case studies included in this fact sheet are “IoT saving time and resources in broadacre farming” and “Integrating data and technology for better vineyard decisions”.