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  • How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019 

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry... Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming. Coping with Crop Production LossSmart Farming concept first came about when the realization of production and food loss figure surges despite numerous measures applied in the crop field... Thanks to the geniuses who came out with the revolutionary smart farming concept that aims to resolve the challenges of crop and consumption loss as well as food waste...

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    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019 

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting... This smart farming method allows farmers to monitor their produce from farm to fork effortlessly...

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    In the USA, from 2015-2016, organic farming grew by 11-15% to reach 213,934 acres in 37 states... Crop RotationsCrop rotations are one of the main principles of organic farming to maintain farm diversity and to prevent pest and disease build-up and the depletion of soil fertility... Delayed PlantingGregory Roth, former Professor of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University, recommends delayed planting of corn for the USA, for several reasons:As the cover crops have a longer period to accumulate nitrogen, the soil fertility is higher, so little or no starter fertilizers are needed The corn emerges faster and can compete better with weedsIt is possible to delay silking and avoid contamination of cross-pollination from GMO cropsSeeds for Organic FarmingCorn varieties for organic farms were lacking for a very long time, forcing growers to use conventional cultivars... (Image credit: Rodale Institute)Providing adequate nutrients to crops is one of the most challenging parts of organic farming... Using precision and smart farming techniques can cut water input and costs here as well...

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    It takes three years for farmers to convert to organic farming, as this is the time required for soil to become free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides... Most farmers use hybrids created for conventional farming as GMO seeds are not considered organic... Hybrids resistant to common pests like bollworms, aphids, miners, and jassids make these hybrids suitable for organic farming... IntercroppingGrowing more than one crop at the same time increases crop diversity and is another pillar of organic farming that is beneficial for cotton... Use precision and smart farming methods to closely monitor the water status of the soil and its impact on the cotton crops to decide the timing and amount of irrigation to minimize water use and yet optimize plant growth...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published Apr 20, 2018 

    Here are some lessons from The Intelligent Investor that have crossed over into the way I think about farming... In farming, we are selling commodities rather than buying pieces of a business but the idea is still the same... For example, a 100 acre field that you plan on farming for the next 50 years should be valued differently than one you plan on selling to a neighbor in 5... if experts were so much smarter than us they would be able to crush the markets consistently and, let's be honest, they wouldn't be crowing about their latest insights to you but rather making millions while sipping Mai Tai's on a Carribean beach somewhere... Investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike: This could easily be changed to, Farming is most intelligent when it is most businesslike...

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    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    And Accompanying Crop Rotations What Is Equipment Efficiency? What Scale-Related Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself? When Does It Make Sense to Add Equipment? Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Want to make more money farming this year? Step one is to know your true cost of production (TCOP)... ) and (2) If they really knew what the markets were going to do, then why aren’t these heads posted up on the beach in the Caribbean, placing orders using their smartphone while drinking Mai Tais? Hence, ​it’s good to be skeptical​... Farming is a game of compounding that favors those who make the best series of little decisions over the long haul... But, oftentimes in farming, even the best operators only plan for large purchases like harvesters and tractors while ancillary items are an afterthought... Ideally, these are farms that you own or feel good about farming for the long term, five years or more...

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    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019 

    If you’re a farmer, at some point you’ll likely experience a late harvest, whether it’s due to Mother Nature or an equipment problem. And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner. Depending on how late it gets, you may wonder whether it’s even worth seeding them at all. It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... “As with anything in farming, you have to roll the dice,” she explains...

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    Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Since chemical treatment is not allowed in organic farming, Integrated Weed Management (IWM) that relies on avoidance, prevention, and extermination of weeds with cultural, mechanical, and biological means is ideal... BioherbicidesMany weed-specific bioherbicides being developed around the world to replace chemicals in conventional farming are also suitable for organic cultivation... Since these are expensive, their use can be optimized by using precision farming techniques... A prescription map uploaded to smart farm machinery for directed spot applications can further reduce the amounts of herbicides used. Herbicides that are certified for weed control in organic farming are essential oils such as clove oils, plant extracts like corn gluten meal products, and distilled vinegar...

    Categories: Crop Protection, Soybeans, Organic Row Crops

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    New Agriculture in Kedah: A Move Towards MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 30, 2019 

    Kedah is a state in northern Malaysia and is well known for its agriculture industry, especially in paddy planting. In Malaysia, according to 2016 statistics, about 700,000 hectare land is provided for paddy planting and average annual growth is projected at 0. 03 percent[1]... Adding poor management and lack of knowledge in farming from the farmers, the success rate is low... Planting MD2 pineapple is a very sustainable farming compared to paddy as it quadraplexes the amount of seed to be grown elsewhere...

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    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018 

    It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past... Ecological Farming: the Science Behind Farming Isn’t ChangingIn Joel’s mind, while an individual farmer’s understanding of agriculture may change, the science behind soil health and fertility hasn’t and won’t... ”Compost is the same, but practices have changed on some farmsJoel’s advice for someone looking to educate themselves on ecological farming ranged from reading The Stockman Grass Farmer and ACRES USA to “spending time walking and thinking on your farm... These robots, though touted as “100% autonomous,” require “remote configuration and operation by smartphone... While some farmers may prefer to focus on manual labor skills, and other on those prepared to utilize smartphone and cloud technology, balancing your farm team with a complementary set of skills will surely aid in your farm’s long term success...

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  • Farming Live United States, WI, Seymour

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans

    Ursina Studhalter Canada, Quebec, Shawville

    Business Title: Farming Frontiers Studio
    Job Title: Farmer, Other Ag Professional, Accountant
    Interests: Specialty Livestock, Sustainable Agriculture, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Operating a Farm, Horses

    Erica M United States, WV, Farmington

    Job Title: Ag Investor, Farmer
    Interests: Cover Crops, Conservation Easements, Conservation Plans

    David Kurns United States, IA, Ankeny

    Business Title: SuccessfulFarming
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Editor
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Khairu Rehman Afghanistan, Kabul, Kabul

    Business Title: Combine Farming
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Dairy, Poultry, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing

    Martin VanBeek United States, NM, Clovis

    Business Title: The Smart Block
    Job Title: Landowner, Other Ag Professional, Hoof health specialists
    Interests: Beef, Dairy, Apps

    Vincent Cheng Taiwan, Taipei, Taipei

    Business Title: Taiwan SMART Agriweek
    Interests: Agribusiness, Marketing, Precision Agriculture

  • Small-scale farming and Homesteading

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    This group is for people who are small-scale farming or homesteading to connect with each other and share information and experiences. CSA's, organic gardening, animal husbandry, etc.
    Interest: Vegetables, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation

    Hemp Farming

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    Here is a group for hemp farmers to connect while sharing tips and asking questions.
    Interest: Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Apps

    Urban Farming

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    For growers in dense urban areas
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    Dairy Farming

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    A group for dairy farmers.
    Interest: Dairy

    Poultry Farming

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    A group for poultry farmers to discuss all aspects of raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, etc.
    Interest: Poultry

    Microgreen Farming

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    A group uniting microgreen farmers, fans and people associating themselves with the industry and the business.
    Interest: Marketing, Organic Row Crops

    Sorghum Producers

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    Here’s a place for sorghum growers to connect while exchanging information on everything from specific farming strategies to the industry at large.
    Interest: Sorghum

    Wisconsin Crop Farmers

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    Looking to discuss farming in Wisconsin. Love to talk about food plots and crops. No livestock.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans

    American Association Of Urban Farmers

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    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic Row Crops, Marketing

  • How Smart Farming Protects the Environment While Saving Crop Loss

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 6, 2019 

    Smart Farming, or known as Smart Agriculture is mainly associated with the term Third Green Revolution due to its sustainability and circular economy features that emphasises on the application of ICT solution in the agriculture industry... Smart farming entails the obtaining of real time data of soil, air, and crops, aiming at increasing the quality and quantity of agricultural production while protecting the environment. By using Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, software and hardware, robotics, sensors and more, the entire smart farming concept promotes circular economy, thus leads to sustainability farming. Coping with Crop Production LossSmart Farming concept first came about when the realization of production and food loss figure surges despite numerous measures applied in the crop field... Thanks to the geniuses who came out with the revolutionary smart farming concept that aims to resolve the challenges of crop and consumption loss as well as food waste...

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    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019 

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting... This smart farming method allows farmers to monitor their produce from farm to fork effortlessly...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    In the USA, from 2015-2016, organic farming grew by 11-15% to reach 213,934 acres in 37 states... Crop RotationsCrop rotations are one of the main principles of organic farming to maintain farm diversity and to prevent pest and disease build-up and the depletion of soil fertility... Delayed PlantingGregory Roth, former Professor of Agronomy, Pennsylvania State University, recommends delayed planting of corn for the USA, for several reasons:As the cover crops have a longer period to accumulate nitrogen, the soil fertility is higher, so little or no starter fertilizers are needed The corn emerges faster and can compete better with weedsIt is possible to delay silking and avoid contamination of cross-pollination from GMO cropsSeeds for Organic FarmingCorn varieties for organic farms were lacking for a very long time, forcing growers to use conventional cultivars... (Image credit: Rodale Institute)Providing adequate nutrients to crops is one of the most challenging parts of organic farming... Using precision and smart farming techniques can cut water input and costs here as well...

    Categories: Corn, Organic Row Crops

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    It takes three years for farmers to convert to organic farming, as this is the time required for soil to become free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides... Most farmers use hybrids created for conventional farming as GMO seeds are not considered organic... Hybrids resistant to common pests like bollworms, aphids, miners, and jassids make these hybrids suitable for organic farming... IntercroppingGrowing more than one crop at the same time increases crop diversity and is another pillar of organic farming that is beneficial for cotton... Use precision and smart farming methods to closely monitor the water status of the soil and its impact on the cotton crops to decide the timing and amount of irrigation to minimize water use and yet optimize plant growth...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    What The Intelligent Investor Can Teach Us About Farming

    By The Crossover

    Published Apr 20, 2018 

    Here are some lessons from The Intelligent Investor that have crossed over into the way I think about farming... In farming, we are selling commodities rather than buying pieces of a business but the idea is still the same... For example, a 100 acre field that you plan on farming for the next 50 years should be valued differently than one you plan on selling to a neighbor in 5... if experts were so much smarter than us they would be able to crush the markets consistently and, let's be honest, they wouldn't be crowing about their latest insights to you but rather making millions while sipping Mai Tai's on a Carribean beach somewhere... Investing is most intelligent when it is most businesslike: This could easily be changed to, Farming is most intelligent when it is most businesslike...

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    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    And Accompanying Crop Rotations What Is Equipment Efficiency? What Scale-Related Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself? When Does It Make Sense to Add Equipment? Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Want to make more money farming this year? Step one is to know your true cost of production (TCOP)... ) and (2) If they really knew what the markets were going to do, then why aren’t these heads posted up on the beach in the Caribbean, placing orders using their smartphone while drinking Mai Tais? Hence, ​it’s good to be skeptical​... Farming is a game of compounding that favors those who make the best series of little decisions over the long haul... But, oftentimes in farming, even the best operators only plan for large purchases like harvesters and tractors while ancillary items are an afterthought... Ideally, these are farms that you own or feel good about farming for the long term, five years or more...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

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    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019 

    If you’re a farmer, at some point you’ll likely experience a late harvest, whether it’s due to Mother Nature or an equipment problem. And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner. Depending on how late it gets, you may wonder whether it’s even worth seeding them at all. It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... “As with anything in farming, you have to roll the dice,” she explains...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Since chemical treatment is not allowed in organic farming, Integrated Weed Management (IWM) that relies on avoidance, prevention, and extermination of weeds with cultural, mechanical, and biological means is ideal... BioherbicidesMany weed-specific bioherbicides being developed around the world to replace chemicals in conventional farming are also suitable for organic cultivation... Since these are expensive, their use can be optimized by using precision farming techniques... A prescription map uploaded to smart farm machinery for directed spot applications can further reduce the amounts of herbicides used. Herbicides that are certified for weed control in organic farming are essential oils such as clove oils, plant extracts like corn gluten meal products, and distilled vinegar...

    Categories: Crop Protection, Soybeans, Organic Row Crops

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    New Agriculture in Kedah: A Move Towards MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 30, 2019 

    Kedah is a state in northern Malaysia and is well known for its agriculture industry, especially in paddy planting. In Malaysia, according to 2016 statistics, about 700,000 hectare land is provided for paddy planting and average annual growth is projected at 0. 03 percent[1]... Adding poor management and lack of knowledge in farming from the farmers, the success rate is low... Planting MD2 pineapple is a very sustainable farming compared to paddy as it quadraplexes the amount of seed to be grown elsewhere...

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    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018 

    It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past... Ecological Farming: the Science Behind Farming Isn’t ChangingIn Joel’s mind, while an individual farmer’s understanding of agriculture may change, the science behind soil health and fertility hasn’t and won’t... ”Compost is the same, but practices have changed on some farmsJoel’s advice for someone looking to educate themselves on ecological farming ranged from reading The Stockman Grass Farmer and ACRES USA to “spending time walking and thinking on your farm... These robots, though touted as “100% autonomous,” require “remote configuration and operation by smartphone... While some farmers may prefer to focus on manual labor skills, and other on those prepared to utilize smartphone and cloud technology, balancing your farm team with a complementary set of skills will surely aid in your farm’s long term success...

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  • What are the few things to keep in mind for farming as new farmer?

    By Zubair Ahmad

    Published Mar 18, 2020 

    My question is related to farming please help me by answering my question. Thank you.

    Categories: Wheat, Dairy, Irrigation

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    Which one is better for Maize farming.

    By Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed

    Published Jun 22 

    Between weeding and herbicides application.

    Categories: Corn

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  • Smart Farming: Including Rights Holders for Responsible Agricultural Innovation

    Author: Kelly Bronson

    Journal Title: Technology Innovation Management Review

    ISSN: 1927-0321 (Online)

    Publisher: Carleton University

    Society/Institution: Talent First Network

    This article draws on the literature of responsible innovation to suggest concrete processes for including rights holders in the “smart” agricultural revolution. It first draws upon historical agricultural research in Canada to highlight how productivist values drove seed innovations with particular consequences for the distribution of power in the food system. Next, the article uses document analysis to suggest that a similar value framework is motivating public investment in smart farming innovations. The article is of interest to smart farming’s decision makers (from farmers to governance actors) and a broader audience – anyone interested in engendering equity through innovation-led societal transitions.

    Illustration Photo: Extension Associate Professor John Lory talks about his study with a high-crop style tractor mounted with sensors to more accurately distribute nitrogen to row crops and forages. (credits: Kyle Spradley © MU College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Smart Farming: Sustainably Clearing Fields of Weeds

    Using camera sensors, the new smart spraying technology is able to differentiate between crops and weeds, and uses special application technology to target weeds with pesticides, thus reducing environmental impact. “With smart spraying, we are bringing more intelligence to the fields,” says Dr. Johannes-Jörg Rüger, head of Bosch’s Commercial Vehicles and Off-Road unit. What sets it apart from previous systems in the market is that they only provide “green detection,” but cannot distinguish between crops and weeds.

    Illustration Photo: Herbicide Spraying Drone (Public Domain from Pixabay.com)

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    Call for applications: Accelerator Program FAN 2020 - Smart Farming Sidetrack for AgTech Startups

    Application deadline: March 10, 2020 at 6pm CET

    You can apply for the following location: Bilbao, Munich, Helsinki, Lausanne, Haifa, Cambridge

    Illustration Photo: Naïo Technologies's Autonomous electric vineyards robot (credits: Nicolas DUPREY / CD 78 / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Jenny Hoo
    Sep 6, 2019 

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-smart-farming-protects-the-environment-while-saving-crop-loss

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    A Comprehensive IoT Node Proposal Using Open Hardware. A Smart Farming Use Case to Monitor Vineyards

    Authors: Sergio Trilles, Alberto González-Pérez and Joaquín Huerta

    Journal: Electronics 2018, 7(12), 419

    Publisher: MDPI

    The last decade has witnessed a significant reduction in prices and an increased performance of electronic components, coupled with the influence of the shift towards the generation of open resources, both in terms of knowledge (open access), programs (open-source software), and components (open hardware). This situation has produced different effects in today’s society, among which is the empowerment of citizens, called makers, who are themselves able to generate citizen science or build assembly developments. Situated in the context described above, the current study follows a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach. In this way, it attempts to define a conceptual design of an Internet of Things (IoT) node, which is reproducible at both physical and behavioral levels, to build IoT nodes which can cover any scenario. To test this conceptual design, this study proposes a sensorization node to monitor meteorological phenomena. The node is called SEnviro (node) and features different improvements such as: the possibility of remote updates using Over-the-Air (OTA) updates; autonomy, using 3G connectivity, a solar panel, and applied energy strategies to prolong its life; and replicability, because it is made up of open hardware and other elements such as 3D-printed pieces. The node is validated in the field of smart agriculture, with the aim of monitoring different meteorological phenomena, which will be used as input to disease detection models to detect possible diseases within vineyards.

    Illustration Photo: Vineyard (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Nov 22, 2018 

    IoT-Based Strawberry Disease Prediction System for Smart Farming

    Authors: Sehan Kim, Meonghun Lee and Changsun Shin

    Journal: Sensors 2018, 18(11), 4051;

    Publisher: MDPI

    Crop diseases cannot be accurately predicted by merely analyzing individual disease causes. Only through construction of a comprehensive analysis system can users be provided with predictions of highly probable diseases. In this study, cloud-based technology capable of handling the collection, analysis, and prediction of agricultural environment information in one common platform was developed. The proposed Farm as a Service (FaaS) integrated system supports high-level application services by operating and monitoring farms as well as managing associated devices, data, and models. This system registers, connects, and manages Internet of Things (IoT) devices and analyzes environmental and growth information. In addition, the IoT-Hub network model was constructed in this study. This model supports efficient data transfer for each IoT device as well as communication for non-standard products, and exhibits high communication reliability even in poor communication environments. Thus, IoT-Hub ensures the stability of technology specialized for agricultural environments. The integrated agriculture-specialized FaaS system implements specific systems at different levels. The proposed system was verified through design and analysis of a strawberry infection prediction system, which was compared with other infection models.

    Photo: Environmental information collection devices and control devices inside and outside greenhouses: (a) IoT-Hub, (b) IoT devices, (c) nutrient solution supply system, (d) side windows, and (e) skylight. (credits: Sehan Kim, Meonghun Lee and Changsun Shin)

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    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    Jan 13, 2017 

    "Ag professionals are working smarter, not harder, than ever before. Smart farming technologies have enabled them to reduce costs, maximize yields and profits, and still be incredibly efficient in the process."
    "And there is perhaps no better example of smart farming than with the mobile app. It has become a game changer for on-the-go growers and ag retailers, enabling them to perform critical tasks wherever and whenever they need it. From scouting fields and managing agronomic data, to flying drones and creating farm maps, there is virtually no job that a farming app can’t do."
    http://www.croplife.com/editorial/17-agriculture-apps-that-will-help-you-farm-smarter-in-2017
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Jul 19, 2016 

    Enabling The Smart Agriculture Revolution - The Future of Farming through the IoT Perspective

    Publisher: Beecham Research

    Smart Farming is not just for large farms and research centres, but is starting to impact small and medium-sized farms. The farming industry is very receptive to technical innovation and is already embracing the IoT, using information from sensors, machinery and weather stations. It is the ability to capture, harness and analyse vast amounts of data to take informed decisions that is set to revolutionise the agricultural sector and is starting to deliver tangible benefits and measureable ROI (return on investment) for farms of all types and sizes.

    While the primary driver behind smart technology is usually to reduce costs, time and wastage, smart farming has also been proven to benefit other areas such as safety and welfare, health, nutrition and sustainability.

    The number of applications for smart farming is also growing rapidly, including: yield measurement and quota systems, plant and livestock disease monitoring, remote machine control and diagnostics, greenhouse management, virtual fencing and livestock biology monitoring. And for areas such as high value crop and precision livestock farming, smart fishing and aquaculture, smart technology is helping to increase production efficiencies and generate higher profit margins.
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Jul 19, 2016 

    Enabling The Smart Agriculture Revolution - The Future of Farming through the IoT Perspective

    Publisher: Beecham Research

    Smart Farming is not just for large farms and research centres, but is starting to impact small and medium-sized farms. The farming industry is very receptive to technical innovation and is already embracing the IoT, using information from sensors, machinery and weather stations. It is the ability to capture, harness and analyse vast amounts of data to take informed decisions that is set to revolutionise the agricultural sector and is starting to deliver tangible benefits and measureable ROI (return on investment) for farms of all types and sizes.

    While the primary driver behind smart technology is usually to reduce costs, time and wastage, smart farming has also been proven to benefit other areas such as safety and welfare, health, nutrition and sustainability.

    The number of applications for smart farming is also growing rapidly, including: yield measurement and quota systems, plant and livestock disease monitoring, remote machine control and diagnostics, greenhouse management, virtual fencing and livestock biology monitoring. And for areas such as high value crop and precision livestock farming, smart fishing and aquaculture, smart technology is helping to increase production efficiencies and generate higher profit margins.
    https://adalidda.net/posts/qj7ndk5kQiupaYr9b/enabling-the-smart-agriculture-revolution-the-future-of
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    Flexible PI-Based Plant Drought Stress Sensor for Real-Time Monitoring System in Smart Farm

    Authors: Healin Im, Sungho Lee, Muhammad Naqi, Chanhui Lee and Sunkook Kim

    Journal: Electronics 2018, 7(7), 114

    Publisher: MDPI

    Plant growth and development are negatively affected by a wide range of external stresses, including water deficits. Especially, plants generally reduce the stomatal aperture to decrease transpiration levels upon drought stress. Advanced technologies, such as wireless communications, the Internet of things (IoT), and smart sensors have been applied to practical smart farming and indoor planting systems to monitor plants’ signals effectively. In this study, we develop a flexible polyimide (PI)-based sensor for real-time monitoring of water conditions in tobacco plants. The stoma response, by which a plant adjusts to drought stress to maintain homeostasis, can be confirmed through the examination of evaporated water. Using a flexible PI-based sensor, a plant’s response variation is translated into an electrical signal. The sensors are integrated with a Bluetooth (BLE) module and a processing module and show potential as smart real-time water sensors in smart farms.

    Photo: (a) Real image of the flexible PI-based plant drought sensor attached on the lower surface of leaves; (b) Nicotiana tabacum responses to drought stress over time. Inset: schematic 3D images of stoma responses under: normal conditions (a blue arrow) and drought conditions (a red arrow); (c) real image of a Bluetooth (BLE) and real-time monitoring system integrated with a PI-based plant drought stress sensor; (d) schematic of a read-out interface circuit and (e) the measured output voltage according to humidity; (f) a mobile application for plant drought monitoring. (credits: Healin Im, Sungho Lee, Muhammad Naqi, Chanhui Lee and Sunkook Kim)

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