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Internet of Things (IoT) can influence the world people to live in; advanced industries, connected vehicles, and smarter cities are all components of the IoT equation. Applying technology like IoT to the agriculture industry can yield the most significant impact. Smart farming based on IoT technologies will enable growers and farmers to enhance productivity ranging from the quantity of fertilizer utilized to the number of journeys the farm vehicles have made.
For instance, at AeroFarms — a mission to build and operate environmentally responsible farms throughout the world by enabling local production at scale—is capitalizing the opportunities brought by the convergence of high-performance computing, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.
The company dedicated to healthy communities with safe, nutritious and delicious food runs the indoor vertical farm. With vertical farm AeroFarms is proving a high-tech, data-driven method of misting nutrients directly on to the plant roots, as well as directing appropriate amounts and wavelengths of artificial light, leafy greens can thrive in an indoor agriculture environment. To begin its IoT journey, they worked with Dell Technologies Consulting to determine its use cases, design a technical architecture that met its business requirements, and then to design an implementation roadmap to achieve the company’s business goals.
AeroFarms is implementing the right data-driven machinery into its industry-leading processes through its partnership with Dell Technologies. They automate and analyzes everything from seed to package using data related to temperature, humidity, airflow, nutrients, light, and water. IoT capabilities helped AeroFarms improve growing conditions — for instance, by automating image recognition and classification to adjust plant nutrients, light, and other factors.
Dell Technologies Consulting has assisted AeroFarms to implement a scalable architecture including custom grow analytics, and that also works within the unique parameters of an emerging company. AeroFarms stands as an example of how technology advances human progress.