Agriculture and Technology

Standard digital camera and AI to monitor soil moisture for affordable smart irrigation

Agriculture and Technology

Standard digital camera and AI to monitor soil moisture for affordable smart irrigation

The United Nations predicts that by 2050 many areas of the planet may not have enough fresh water to meet the demands of agriculture if we continue our current patterns of use. One solution to this global dilemma is the development of more efficient irrigation, central to which is precision monitoring of soil moisture, allowing sensors to guide 'smart' irrigation systems to ensure water is applied at the optimum time and rate.

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