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Research Organization BI Intelligence Survey expects that the adoption of Edge Computing and IoT devices in the agriculture industry will reach 75 million in 2020, growing 20% annually. At the same time, the global smart agriculture market size will triple by 2025, reaching $15.3 billion (compared to being slightly over $5 billion in 2016).
There are many use cases for Edge Computing in Agriculture, including:
Monitoring Crop Climate Conditions – As our climate changes, farmers desire up-to-date climate information and expected impact on their crops. Edge offering seasonal and climate data can assist with this.
Greenhouse Automation & Sensors – The use of IoT sensors enables growers to achieve real-time information regarding greenhouse conditions such as lighting, temperature, soil condition, and humidity.
Cattle & Livestock Monitoring and Management – Drone technology will see great opportunity in livestock monitoring and management. Lost cattle is a real problem ranchers face. Drones outfitted with the IoT technology are able to monitor feeding patterns and even track cattle health. IoT technology can offer individual cattle with wearable health-tracking chip devices, which provides feedback back to the user.
WiFi is not enough for the future of Agriculture Technology
Drones also need the support of a fast and reliable internet connection. The preestablished WiFi networks of today are extremely limited to deliver these capabilties. This is not only due to its poor mobility support, but Wi-Fi networks also suffer from high latency, which Edge computing can improve.
5G is poised to transform indoor agriculture by bringing high-speed, high-bandwidth, low-latency internet connections to greenhouses. It will still be some time before 5G technology is widely available, but there is no doubt it will have a profound impact on the industry.
Today, modern agriculture can only rely on low-intensity data operations, such as temperature values, barometric pressure, and humidity. But with the power of 5G networks and computing at the edge, it is possible to do much more. For example: sending real-time video sensory data to the public cloud, for processing is practically useless. Instead, Edge computing sees to it that data is processed nearer to the source, using a 5G connection. In simpler terms, this means farmers can have access to more critical information about their crops and/or livestock, in real-time.
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