THE CHALLENGE IN SETTING SMART FARMING SOLUTIONS
Farming has seen several technological transformations in the last decades, becoming more industrialized and technology-driven. By using various smart agriculture gadgets, farmers have gained better control over the process of raising livestock and growing crops, making it more predictable and efficient.
Modern farmers are businessmen not less than they are farmers. Some farms are classified as large business. As in any business, when coming to deciding on implementing new technologies designed to improve business productivity, a farmer needs to collect data and make the best decision based on available information.
Most Smart Farming companies focus only on development and application of single products. It is a commendable effort and innovation, complexity and ingenuity of the solutions is ever increasing, becoming more and more effective and highly exciting.
But, when a farmer becomes interested in taking his farming into the next level, they are faced with a confusing selection of various applications they need to evaluate, asses and decide on their functionality given the farmers goals and budget.
Yield monitoring is the most widely used application; as a result, this segment held the largest market size in 2017, but smart agriculture effectively offers today end-to-end farm management systems. Problem is, vendors only offer partial single product solutions that cannot be connected to each other. When a farmer looks for a comprehensive Smart Farming Management Systems, he will find that he needs to set one up by himself. This requires time, skill, knowledge and may potentially lead to purchase and set up of systems that are less than optimal at a greater cost than planned.
Some benefits of Smart Farming are:
Cost management and waste reduction thanks to the increased control over production. Being able to see any anomalies in the crop growth or livestock health, a farmer can mitigate the risks of losing yield.
Increased business efficiency through process automation. By using smart devices, farms can automate multiple processes across the production cycle, e.g. irrigation, fertilizing, or pest control.
Enhanced product quality and volumes. Achieve better control over the production process and maintain higher standards of crop quality and growth capacity through automation.
So, when considering options, setting goals and looking for solutions, often a farmer is left confused with an abundance of options that can't interface with each other and that are mostly single purpose.
Crop Guards is an aggregator offering multiple components by many manufacturers thus enabling our customers to enjoy a one stop shop for their entire Smart Farming projects.
Moreover, Crop guard offers platform and protocol agnostic sensors which are self-processing and remotely configured which can be combined to collect different types of data on one farm and transmit to a self-processing remotely configured gateway sending significant amounts of complied and processed big data to a cloud-based management system are the wide angel solution of choice.
Additionally, Crop Guard provide full scale deployment and installation including all systems components, devices, data lines, IT and telecommunications products.