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Farming industry must embrace the Internet of Things to 'grow enough food'

Antony Savvas | Feb. 9, 2015
In the immediate term, the Beecham Research report says that smart farming will allow farmers and growers to improve productivity and reduce waste, ranging from the quantity of fertiliser used to the number of journeys made by farm vehicles.

Romeo said: "The US market is leading the way in smart farming, particularly in areas such as arable farming. Europe is increasingly looking into small-sized field farming, precision livestock farming and smart fish farming, and this trend will soon expand into other important agricultural economies."

In terms of time scale, the next two years will be "exploratory" for smart farming, says the report, but the pace of change will "intensify" from 2017 to 2020.

 

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