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Crops monitoring

With this solution, farmers can monitor the current state of their crops, plants or vineyards from any device connected to Internet, as well as the possible risks of diseases and, in general, conduct an integral management. All this is based on objective data collected rom their exploitation in real time.

The Nanoenvi equipment, specifically developed for projects that monitor environmental variables in crops, have been designed in collaboration with experts specialized in agriculture. Their versatility makes them ideal for processes in precision agriculture.

Composition of the solution to monitor crops

The solution to monitor crops includes:

  1. A wireless network of sensors at agroclimatic stations. They capture variables that are relevant for the detection of irrigation and efficiency levels in agriculture, with the purpose of optimizing the consumption of water and fertilizers:
  • Air temperature.
  • Leaf temperature
  • Air humidity.
  • Leaf humidity.
  • Volumetric content of water in soil at different depths.
  • Soil conductivity.
  • Soil temperature.
  • Rainfall.
  • Wind speed.
  • Wind direction.

2. A smart software system to exploit the data captured to generate warnings and notifications for events that can pose a risk.

Continuous monitoring

Customized solution projects for each client designed in close cooperation with experts in crops.

First, we determine the strategic points to establish the network of Nanoenvi® AGRO sensors for crops (both outdoors and in greenhouses).

The devices used for this solution are fed by a small solar panel in the carcass of the equipment, and it can be set at the point required for monitoring. They have connectivity up to 6 gauges.

Communication modules

The flexibility of the firmware displayed at Nanoenvi stations enables the equipment to be directly integrated with any kind of IoT platform or control center, both cloud-based and local ones, through communication protocols (message formats, communication and transport networks, M2M networks) completely adapted to each case. The acquisition and communication system reads each sensor at pre-established intervals, sending the data to the cloud through the communication channel set up. The communication between the device and the server in the cloud can be sent directly through technologies such as 3G, with Narrow-Band available soon, or through the creation of Low Power Wide Area (LPWAN) networks (like LORA o Xbee). These networks are set up in such a way that the devices are connected to one or several hubs or gateways, and these send the data to the cloud server. The format of the messages can be specifically adapted to the needs of the client's monitoring center, thanks to drivers developed for that purpose.

Data display and analysis

All the data are transmitted to the ENVIRA DS platform, which makes the integration of the systems easier and keeps the farmer or field technician updated about the needs of the crop.

Thanks to the exploitation of these data, you can:

  • Improve the quality and fertility of the soil.
  • Control infestations.
  • Handle resources in a better way.
  • Optimize the quality of the crops.
  • Increase the productivity.
  • Reduce risk.
  • Save costs related to resource management.
  • Make decisions about sowing in an easier way.
  • Apply nutrients, fertilizers and phytosanitary products with precision.
  • Apply pesticides with precision.

Additionally, a customized solution can be implemented with specific calculation algorithms to make predictions about the potential increase of infestations such as mildew. In this way, farmers can take measures sooner to mitigate them, and they can know when they need to water, fumigate and fertilize to obtain more profitable productions.

Management of warnings

The system can detect events relevant for the business thanks to Artificial Intelligence and expert systems. Thanks to these warnings, the operators are instantly notified about possible deviations requiring immediate intervention, even before they arise.

The acquisition and communication electronics continuously control the environmental variables of the farms and send data to the control centers at planned intervals.

 

Advantages

Open solution, integrable with external developments at any level (device, connectivity, CLOUD or user application).

High-reliable and available data in real time.

Tailored system.

Generation of warnings according to the variables.

Creation of the data history of the crops.

Flexibility in integration with plans for reducing crop diseases.

Analysis of the evolution of the variables monitored in precision agriculture.

An unlimited number of devices can be included in future extensions.

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