The agricultural industry is constantly evolving, and sensors are becoming increasingly important in extracting information. As the future of agriculture, and specific types of crops such as permaculture, demand the integration of technology into its processes,
sensors are a crucial example of this use. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:
- Early detection of pests: With sensors, it is possible to detect and identify pests and diseases that threaten crops promptly. These sensors can detect various environmental factors such as temperature, solar radiation, and humidity in leaves or images of the trunk to identify the presence of harmful elements.
- Water management: Irrigation is one of the most important agricultural activities, as the success or failure of a harvest depends on it. Sensors can be used to measure soil moisture, pH levels, and other factors to optimise the use of water and produce the best possible product. By collecting and analysing this data with the aid of Artificial Intelligence, accurate projections of the amount of water, irrigation time, minerals, and nutrients can be obtained to further optimise the use of water.
- Higher profitability: Using precision methods such as sensors for production processes can greatly increase profitability. By using technology and real-time data, farmers can have a substantial advantage over traditional methods. Additionally, by
analysing the data obtained from the sensors, unnecessary and counterproductive processes within the plantations can be identified and eliminated, resulting in increased profitability.
The use of sensors in agriculture, particularly in permaculture, can greatly improve the efficiency, productivity, and sustainability of agricultural systems. The ability to collect and analyse data in real time allows for more informed decisions, resulting in better crop yields, higher quality produce, and more efficient use of resources.