According to a forecast in a study conducted by IBM, the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase food production by 70% by the year 2050. The Internet of Things (IoT) or the interconnection of computing devices within everyday objects to get valuable and actionable data is seen as a game-changer to one of the most unpredictable industries that have ever existed; farming.

By using sensors, farmers can actually monitor (Through a smartphone) soil moisture, crop and livestock growth, and even weather conditions. This “precision farming” method provides the farmer a greater degree of control by giving him real-time valuable data or “predictive analytics” that helps him make better strategic decisions and maximize yields.

In another study by OnFarm, an IOT farm management platform, Farms using the Internet of Things (IoT) have yield’s rise by 1.75%, energy costs dropped $7 to $13 per acre, and water use for irrigation fell by 8%. They also expect the average farm to generate an average of 4.1 million data points per day in 2050, up from 190,000 in 2014.

Save On Dev is rapidly enhancing its capabilities with IoT. Initially working with Smart Yields, a company which Hawaii Governor David Ige, stated as ” .. a prime example of helping our farmers and Creating an innovation economy right at home.” to store, analyze and display agriculture sensors data on google maps, in our current project, we are now monitoring mushroom cultivation using sensors, Arduino and MQTT.

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