In modern times, having smart technology is practically ubiquitous. As the symbiotic growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) become more binary, we start to see an increase in the use and prevalence amongst consumers. People are handing off mundane tasks to effective Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, freeing up time and other inestimable resources. IoT is helping people make data-driven decisions by connecting various sensors, applications, and systems all into a single user-interface (UI) in the form of a dashboard that can be used to maintain, monitor, and manage your grow operations from most hand-held devices.
The agriculture IoT sector is projected to grow to $1.2 billion by 2020, IoT companies are consistently developing new systems to help growers of all verticals achieve greater yield rates.
Smart Greenhouses Optimizes Labor
Understanding many reasons why the Internet of Things exists is key to identifying use-cases for it, one of the largest advantages of IoT is its potential to save people time and money.
By connecting ordinary tasks such as light switches, irrigation systems, and controlling climate in a smart greenhouse to the Internet or local network, people can gain insight about how efficient their operations are and adjust them to achieve more productivity. With a smart greenhouse, growers can reduce the amount of labor it normally takes to perform routine job functions more progressively and cost-efficiently making them a superior option for individual or commercial growers.
Components of an Effective Smart Greenhouse
Particularly, smart greenhouses are automated, common to what you would find in a typical American household but more capable. These automatons are not limited to, temperature, ventilation, moisture, light, and so much more.
Smart greenhouses use data processed by machine learning and other algorithms to store information about your crops and their ideal climate. These systems can then make suggestions based on the data collected, or growers can use their mobile application to adjust variables to achieve greater yield rates. This enables the user to remotely monitor and control micro climates virtually anywhere at any time.
Incorporating Automatons Into any Size Grow
As smart technology in greenhouses continually progress, more use cases for automation span outside commercial-level agriculture and into consumer gardens, small greenhouses, and even in-house plants. Most used automation at home are automated irrigation systems. More growers are leveraging smart technology to achieve better results by implementing various IoT sensors throughout their system removing guess work or manual tasks.
New Smart Technology, With the Same Old Purposes
Although greenhouses are consistently evolving, their purpose remains unchanged. They aid crop growers in operating all year round by creating a controlled environment. While their purpose remains the same, greenhouses have gone through many changes over the past several years, mostly due to the introduction of automation and IoT applications.
Modernize greenhouses are well equipped and controllable with the push of a button, optimizing operations and efficiencies on every level of the grow process. Whether you run a large commercial greenhouse or just a plant enthusiast, benefits to incorporating smart technology is evident. Contact an Data Solutions Group, Inc. today to help you transform your greenhouse or garden.