Wireless Water Sensing Solutions

Chuck ZimmermanIndustry News

Smart CropsPrecision applications are showing up in all kinds of agricultural applications. Here’s a new report from On World about utilizing wireless sensing solutions to manage water usage.

Facing a water shortage crisis and the demands of a global economy, farmers are turning to wireless sensing solutions to save labor costs, increase yields, improve quality, and conserve water, according to a recent report by ON World. The emergence of standards based short range radios, advanced network protocols, and the availability of low cost backhaul technologies, have made wireless sensor systems an affordable competitive advantage for farmers/growers.

“As drought conditions worsen in areas such as California and Australia, vendors can barely keep up with the demand,” according to Mareca Hatler, ON World’s director of research. Smart irrigation systems can save 30% of a farm’s water bill while increasing production yields by 20%.

ON World’s recently published report, “Wireless Sensor Networks for Smart Crops” analyzes the drivers and return on investment for adopting wireless crop monitoring solutions for several crop types. It includes global and US Total Potential market size forecasts, in-depth profiles on the top six wireless crop monitoring vendors, analysis on WSN technologies such as IEEE802.15.4 and mesh networking including several power and performance simulations using the wsnSimulator™.