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Connected sensors can make a big difference in solving global challenges, helping safely deliver temperature-sensitive COVID-19 vaccines, analyse crop data to deliver higher-quality food, improve energy forecasting to reduce utility bills, and protect people and property from dangerous flooding
SAS and its IoT ecosystem partners apply advanced IoT analytics so organisations can face these challenges with precision and confidence.
Analysts studying agriculture technology trends in an IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Agriculture 2021 Predictions report anticipate that by 2026, 75% of livestock farmers will use wearables to provide real-time information about animal health and activity levels. This will improve profits and operational efficiency. The experts also expect 35% of farmers will use drones to monitor and manage field crops and animals to reduce labour costs and manage more acreage.
Jason Mann, vice-president of IoT at SAS, said, “Applying SAS to the complexities of precision agriculture helps field crop and livestock farming organisations enhance quality and maximise yield so the world’s food supply is safe and abundant.”
Monitoring agricultural health with computer vision
13. Jul - Plantaze is a Montenegrin company that owns Europe’s largest single complex vineyard, covering 5,600 acres. The company produces more than 20 million kilograms of grapes and approximately 15 million bottles of wine annually. 13. Jul - Plantaze uses SAS analytics deployed by partners DunavNET and the University of Donja Gorica to monitor the presence of grape moths, which can cause significant problems.
“The SAS analytics built into the DunavNET agroNET solution have helped us move our operation into the digital future,” said Dr Vesna Maraš, director of the Development Sector at Plantaze. “Monitoring plant health and pests is key, but so is modernising our entire viticulture and winemaking process.”
By using data streaming from sensors integrated with the LoRaWAN standard on livestock or smart drones surveying field crops, SAS analytics also help farmers protect crops, increase yields and meet customer demand.