Internet of Things on the Farm

The Internet of Things in Agriculture promises to bring big data decision making power to the farm.

Sensor networks from high resolution weather stations, soil moisture probes, planting, picking, processing and packing system readings, not to mention asset tracking - is bringing the IoT (Internet of Things) to the farm - and its empowering growers to make better forecasts and better decisions.  The IoT when combined with Big Data platforms is helping growers to drive down shrink while making it easier to access markets, as they better time what to harvest when.
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Trends suggest there will be more than 6.4 Billion "Things" connected to the Internet in 2016 - up 30% from 2015[1]





55.6% of Canadian Farms use the internet for business in 2011[2]





  1. http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3165317
  2. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/95-640-x/2011001/p1/p1-05-eng.htm#XVII