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Smart Agriculture

From measuring environmental conditions that influence crop production to tracking livestock health indicators, Internet of Thigns (IoT) technology for agriculture enables efficiencies which reduce environmental impact, maximize yield and minimize expenses. LoRa®-based smart agriculture use cases have demonstrated significant improvements, such as a 50% water reduction for commercial farms. LoRa Technology’s long-range, low-power wireless qualities enable the use of low cost sensors to send data from the farm to the Cloud where it can be analyzed to improve operations.

Real-World Deployments

See how LoRa Technology has enabled business efficiencies in these real-world smart agriculture deployments.

Smart Soil Sensors

Teralytic’s LoRa-based wireless sensors detect nitrogen, phosphate and potassium (NPK) levels in soil to help farmers reduce waste and improve crop yields.

Autonomous Irrigation

WaterBit’s LoRa-enabled autonomous irrigation system helps growers maximize yield across soil types, while optimizing the use of labor and other input resources. 

Rural IoT Network for High-Tech Ag

National Narrowband Network Communications LoRaWAN™ network covers one million acres of farmland across rural New South Wales, giving farmers real-time data on soil moisture, rainfall, crops, water levels, and livestock through a network of low-cost wireless sensors.

Cattle Tracking

Quantified Ag helps to improve the welfare and productivity of feedlot cattle through the use of a LoRa-based IoT-connected health tracker that attaches as an ear tag on the cattle. 

Application Briefs

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology in smart agriculture.

Demand for fresh, high quality food means agriculture products (crops, livestock, etc.) must move from farm to table very quickly and in a way that ensures food safety. LoRa Technology makes it possible.
Agriculture Processing
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With LoRa Technology, ranchers can track and detect anomalies in cattle behavior at any time.
Cattle Tracking
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Implementing precision farming comprised of sensors and gateways can help farmers improve crop yields, animal health and farm operations.
Precision Farming
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Semtech’s LoRa Technology enables vineyards to monitor and manage soil moisture.
Smart Irrigation
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White Papers

Download white papers for exclusive content offering more thorough technical analyses of smart agriculture applications. Find all LoRa white papers here >>

By leveraging LoRa Technology and LoRaWAN, farmers can deploy a low-cost IoT solution to maximize crop growth, efficiency and profits.
Revolutionizing Smart Agriculture
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Videos

Videos featuring LoRa-based smart agriculture solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

Semtech LoRa Use Case: Vinduino Smart Irrigation Solutions
Semtech LoRa Use Case: Chipsafer Cattle Tracking
LoRa Wireless RF Technology Selected by Quantified Ag for Smart Agriculture Applications

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Other Semtech Solutions for Smart Agriculture

In addition to the low power wide area network solutions enabled by LoRa Technology, Semtech offers a wide portfolio of IC chipsets for electronics in smart agriculture.