Increasing efficiency of irrigation systems saving water in farming
Telia Norway has launched a Smart Farming service based on NB-IoT. The service will provide farmers with an intelligent system for monitoring irrigation systems. The Smart irrigation service has been developed in collaboration with the Norwegian company 7Sense. The result is a system for monitoring of irrigation systems used in agriculture and making the systems better and more precise. The water sprinkler has a sensor that registers the position using GPS, alerts in case of falling pressure and provides the operating status of the irrigation system with various sensors. The sensor unit is connected to the mobile network with a NB-IoT module and sends data at regular intervals.
Using ICT technology, such as IoT devices in farming, can allow farmers to accurately assess how much irrigation and fertilizer is necessary, saving emissions and water consumption.
The factors which are driving the smart irrigation market are increasing demand for food production, reduction in the wastage of resources, and increasing concern for water conservation.
According to market research by Irrigation Controller. The global smart irrigation market is expected to reach USD 1,504.6 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 17.2% between 2016 and 2022.
Smart irrigation addresses targets in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals numbers 6 and 12.