Smart Agriculture

From measuring environmental conditions that influence crop production to tracking livestock health indicators, Internet of Things (IoT) technology for agriculture enables efficiencies which reduce environmental impact, maximize yield and minimize expenses. Smart agriculture use cases based on Semtech's LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® standard 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.

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LoRa devices smart planet use case e-book Download this e-book to learn how LoRa devices are being utilized to create a sustainable and smart planet with featured solutions from ecosystem companies including Axino, Birdz, Smart Parks, and WaterBit.
LoRa® Devices: Smart Planet Use Case Overview
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Transportation providers, healthcare, food services, and many other verticals want to replace inefficient manual processes with geolocation asset management solutions that offer long range communication and ultra-low power consumption. This e-book details five asset management applications incorporating geolocation services and data.
Transforming Geolocation With LoRa®
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LoRaWAN supports smart agriculture & precise animal production Recent extreme incidents around the globe—famine, climate change, wildfires, tornados, droughts, floods, and pandemics—remind us that farmers are facing two major challenges: to feed the planet and sustain the environment.
The Farming of Tomorrow Is Already Here: How LoRaWAN Technology Supports Smart Agriculture & Precise Animal Production
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LoRa devices in smart agriculture use cases e-book From measuring the environmental conditions influencing crop production to tracking livestock health indicators, LoRa-based applications create efficiencies reducing environmental impact, maximizing yield and minimizing expenses. Download this e-book to learn how LoRa devices are being leveraged to create innovative applications that solve today.
LoRa Devices: Smart Agriculture Real World Solutions
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LoRa and LoRaWAN revolutionize smart agriculture white paper 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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Satellite Infographic Semtech technology has enabled the creation of low cost, satellite-based, real-time, bidirectional, massive IoT connectivity services.
Satellite-based IoT Connectivity
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Day in a Life Infographic Learn how LoRa, the long range low power technology from Semtech, and the LoRaWAN standard have the power to change our world and transform our daily lives.
A Day in a Life With LoRa
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As climate change intensifies global natural disasters, detecting environmental issues quickly and accurately enable proactive safety measures to limit the loss of life and property. Monitoring solutions running on the Helium “The People’s Network” allow for accurate tracking of air quality, extreme weather conditions and water quality.
Proactive Safety Measures With Environmental Monitoring
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We believe every IoT device should have a low power geolocation ready feature –whether it's a mobile asset or a fixed asset. This is now possible, thanks to LoRa® devices, the LoRaWAN® standard and the LoRa Edge™ asset management platform.
The Future of Geolocation Has Arrived
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Internet of Things and LoRa infographic The Internet of Things and LoRa® are making a better, sustainable world to live, work and play. LoRa and the LoRaWAN® standard provide a “voice” to things – carrying an explosion of data and analytics to solve real world challenges.
LoRa Everything
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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Semtech's LoRa Edge infographic LoRa Edge™ is a new, highly versatile and low power software defined LoRa-based platform that will enable a wide portfolio of applications for indoor and outdoor asset management, targeting industrial, building, home, agriculture, transportation, and logistics markets.
LoRa Edge™ Applications
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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10 things about LoRaWAN and NB-IoT infographic Which wireless network solution is right for your application? Compare the qualities of low power wide area network (LPWAN) solutions side by side in this helpful infographic.
10 Things About LoRaWAN & NB-IoT
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Real-World Deployments

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

Smart Paddock Ear Tag
Smart Cattle Tracking

Smart Paddock’s “Bluebell” smart global positioning system (GPS) ear tag, featuring LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard, monitors livestock location in real time and analyzes the cattle’s behavioral data to solve real world livestock management issues.

Florja Plant Management with LoRa
Smart Plant Care

Communicate2Integrate integrated LoRa devices and LoRaWAN connectivity in its Florja solution, a Cloud-based plant management platform that allows users to monitor for the temperature, humidity and salt level found in the soil which then relays the data to the Florja platform accessible via desktop and smartphones for further intelligent analysis.

Aquaculture Oyster Farming LoRaWAN
Smart Aquaculture

ICT International has integrated Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard into its water quality monitoring systems for aquaculture, transmitting measured data which includes temperature, water level/tide, water salinity, and more to oyster farmers in near real-time.

LoRa connected smart agriculture: avocado farms
Connected Avocado Farms

Definium Technologies and ICT International leverage an advanced array of products based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol to improve crop yield in Australian avocado plantations with a data-centric approach to farming.

LoRa based smart agriculture and ranches
Healthy and Productive Ranches

itk's LoRa-enabled sensors detect cattle estrus, drive improved nutrition and predict the onset of disease to help ranchers better monitor their herd.

LoRa-based soil irrigation monitoring for smart agriculture
Soil Irrigation Monitoring

Oizom's LoRa-based Agribot sensor leverages Tata Communications' LoRaWAN-based network to monitor soil conditions including humidity and pH to make smarter irrigation decisions, improving crop yield and reducing water and electricity consumption by up to 26 percent.

LoRa & LoRaWAN smart farming network
Smart Farming Networks

Australian carrier National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) and agriculture company Goanna Ag have deployed a LoRaWAN-based network to enable LoRa-based IoT solutions for smart agriculture applications. 

LoRa & Lar.Tech smart cattle ranching
Smart Cattle Ranching's LoRa-enabled GPS tracker and biometric sensor monitor a cow's vitals and location and notify ranchers immediately in the event of an abnormality.

LoRa-based ingestible cattle health tracker for smart agriculture
Ingestible Cattle Health Tracker

SK Telecom's LoRa-equipped bio-capsule is implanted into a cow’s gastrointestinal tract to monitor for a variety of health indicators.

LoRa-based soil moisture monitoring for smart agriculture
Soil Moisture Monitoring

Sensoterra’s LoRa-based solutions allow farmers to manage their irrigation systems more efficiently.

LoRa-based smart agriculture soil sensor
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.

LoRa-based smart agriculture automated irrigation
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. 

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-enabled smart agriculture solutions are featured below. 

Plant Care? Cattle Tracking? Exploring IoT Sensors’ Unexpected Uses

The Internet of Things (IoT) has tremendously grown over the past decade. To wit: IoT Analytics predicts that, by 2025, there will be approximately 27 billion connected IoT devices around the world. Of course, with this continued growth comes expanded applications and use cases. Read more

IoT Sensors: Promoting Food Industry Efficiency

Connected sensors can help companies cost effectively track and determine asset quality in the supply chain to optimize purchasing, ensuring that consumers have access to safe, high-quality food. Read more

Where Does IoT Exist in the World? Expect the Unexpected

IoT ecosystems incorporate a diverse set of technologies from physical devices to cloud-based solutions and connectivity options. That is enabling IoT technology to impact us as consumers in so many ways that we might not even realize. Read more

Semtech Launches LoRa Cloud Locator Service for LoRa Edge to Showcase its Asset Tracking Capabilities

Semtech Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its breakthrough SaaS chip-to-Cloud service, LoRa Cloud™ Locator, that uses Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Modem & Geolocation services. The new service allows customers to experience firsthand the power of devices powered by LoRa Edge™ and evaluate the accuracy and power consumption capabilities of the LoRa Edge platform, which offers an ultra-low-power and cost-effective solution for indoor/outdoor asset tracking use cases. Read more

Building an Asset Tracking Solution Using LoRaWAN with Semtech LoRa Cloud and AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN

LoRaWAN has been applied to a variety of applications including smart water metering, smart buildings, safety and compliance monitoring, smart agriculture, health monitoring, smart electrical metering, construction and mining monitoring, and smart homes. One of the most critical applications where the low-power, battery-operated advantages of this approach is of greatest value is asset tracking. The low power and long range of LoRaWAN lend themselves to asset tracking applications in a complementary fashion. Semtech’s LoRa Edge (LR11xx) chipset provides a comprehensive solution which solves for indoor and outdoor location by incorporating both GNSS for outdoor and Wi-Fi scanning for indoor location. It achieves this with 10x lower power than traditional GNSS-based solutions, using a combination of compute on the chip and cloud. Read more

Semtech Launches LoRa Cloud™ Locator Cloud Service to Demonstrate the Asset Tracking Capabilities of LoRa Edge™

Semtech Corporation, a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its breakthrough SaaS chip-to-Cloud service, LoRa Cloud™ Locator, that uses Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Modem & Geolocation services. Read more

OMG! Where Are My Assets?

EE Journal's Max Maxfield covers Semtech's latest LoRa Cloud Locator service specifically designed to work with trackers using Semtech’s LoRa Edge LR-series chips with minimal effort. Read more

LoRa Takes on Asset Tracking Through Geolocation Platform

Low-power geolocation platform leverages LoRa cloud service to help users keep tabs on their equipment. Read more

LoRa Cloud Locator service

Semtech has announced its SaaS chip-to-Cloud service, LoRa Cloud Locator, that uses Semtech’s LoRa Cloud Modem & Geolocation services. Read more

Semtech Briefs Elektor on LoRa-Based Solutions at Embedded World 2022

At Embedded World 2022, Randy Ryder of #Semtech introduced Elektor engineer Mathias Claussen to the LoRa Edge ultra-low power platform. Semtech's Karthik Ranjan then told Mathias about a new service called LoRa Cloud Locator. Read more

Application Briefs & Use Cases

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa in smart agriculture.

LoRa-based Internet of Things smart agriculture indoor garden The Smart City of Calgary's Devonian Gardens leverages LoRa Technology to maintain acres of plants in an indoor botanical garden.
Indoor Botanical Garden
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Internet of Things smart agriculture soil moisture monitor Sensoterra's LoRa-based soil moisture monitoring solution offers farmers scale and operational visibility into soil irrigation.
Soil Moisture
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LoRa-based Internet of Things smart farming Implementing a LoRa-based precision farming solution comprised of sensors and gateways can help farmers improve crop yields, animal health and farm operations.
Precision Farming
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LoRa-enabled smart agriculture cattle tracking Chipsafer's smart solution with LoRa Technology allows ranchers to track and detect anomalies in cattle behavior at any time.
Cattle Tracking
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LoRa smart agriculture processing 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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Videos featuring LoRa-enabled smart agriculture solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

Solving Agribusiness Challenges With LoRaWAN
LoRa Everything
IoT Applications for Agriculture
WEBINAR How LoRaWAN and the IoT Enable Smart Farm Management
Smart Calgary Use Case: Devonian Gardens
Semtech LoRa Use Case: Chipsafer Cattle Tracking
LoRa Wireless RF Technology Selected by Quantified Ag for Smart Agriculture Applications

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