Skills shortage in the agritech sector holding back IoT innovation, finds Inmarsat

The potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity in the agricultural sector is at risk, as agritech businesses must urgently upskill current employees and embark on recruitment drives to ensure they have the capabilities to deliver the technology.

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Inmarsat and Pessl Instruments to deliver IoT solutions to the agriculture sector around the world

Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications provider, has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Pessl Instruments, a provider of advanced agriculture technology solutions, to become its sole connectivity and platforms provider.

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There’s an urgent need for a ‘Fitbit for cows’

I came across a development the other day that is loosely described as a Fitbit® for Cows. Sounds improbable, I know, but bear with me, says Jeremy Cowan.

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IoT and drought sensitive farming: Solutions for water monitoring and environmental stewardship

For agriculturalists struggling to find new solutions for water management, today’s IoT technology may be their answer. Beyond the practical importance of responsible environmental stewardship, IoT can save farmers and ranchers money by making it easier to comply with state and federal water regulations.

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Could your IoT solution survive on Silk Road 4.0? Submit your ideas now

Regular readers will remember our exclusive article on the madcap, multinational, multilingual scheme to ride deep into the heart of China along the old Silk Road. (See: Two motorcycles, 10,000 km along Silk Road 4.0, the Internet of Things … and you?) Well, now it’s getting serious, says Jeremy Cowan.

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Agricultural equipment manufacturer relies on IoT to help farmers improve efficiency and increase profits

Farmers have always been skilled at observing their environment: weather, soil, crop readiness and adjusting their planting, harvesting and other tasks based on measurements, conditions and forecasts. Here we look at a recent project to IoT-enable these traditional farming skills.

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Scottish start-up brings farming to the table with IoT technology

A Scottish start-up is bidding to educate children about biology, tackle childhood obesity and bring nature back to the home through the design of an Internet of Things (IoT), Tamagotchi-style toy for plants.

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Freight Farms builds connected farms on the Xively IoT platform to help sustainability

LogMeIn, announced that Boston, USA-based agriculture company, Freight Farms has selected LogMeIn’s Xively Internet of Things (IoT) platform to build a connected farming environment for customers of their fast growing Leafy Green Machine hydroponic growing facilities.

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Telefónica partners with Cattle-Watch providing IoT connectivity solutions to the cattle industry

Telefonica Business Solutions, a provider of integrated communication solutions for the B2B market, and Cattle-Watch, experts in cattle and livestock management, have signed an exclusive partnership to provide IoT connectivity solutions to the cattle industry in Latin-America and North America.

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