Farmers Edge deploys remote weather stations and telematics devices on a farmer’s land and equipment. These devices transmit data to Azure IoT Hub, where it is analyzed using artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. With the insights they glean, farmers can more easily monitor soil conditions and environmental variables like wind direction and precipitation levels. And with access to real-time data, they can fine-tune variables such as the best variant of seed to plant, or the type and amount of fertilizer to use in a particular field or field quadrant, based on current nutrient levels.
Farmers Edge provides an additional layer of years’ worth of aggregated field data that build on the time-honored traditions of agriculture, helping farmers increase crop yields and thrive in shifting weather and market conditions.