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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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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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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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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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Infographics

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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.
NEW 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.

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

lar.tech'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. 

LoRa-based rural Internet of Things Network for smart agriculture
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.

In the News

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

Semtech Announces Integration Of LoRa Edge Geolocation Service Into Tencent’s Cloud IoT Explorer

New solution from Tencent Cloud utilizes Semtech’s LoRa Cloud™ for users to connect Internet of Things devices to the Cloud immediately Read more

Semtech’s Software Upgrade Boosts LoRa Capacity, Performance — and Adds Satellite Communication

Upgrade brings LR-FHSS support, improving the capacity and robustness of LoRa networks — and allowing them to communicate with satellites. Read more

5G and LoRaWAN® – Connecting the Next Billion IoT Devices

As IoT continues to connect millions of physical devices to digital assets, Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard will play an integral role. Read more
IoT Business News

Game-changing technology for a more sustainable planet

For companies and organizations around the world a “green mindset” is becoming the norm and is permeating all aspects of their operations. For these technological solutions to work they must be based around products and technology that are genuinely capable of creating a smarter, more sustainable planet. With this in mind, Semtech developed a globally adopted LoRa® device-to-Cloud platform which offers a long range, low power solution for IoT applications. Read more

Updates from LoRa-land – air-quality installs in urban forests, wildfire hotspots, buildings

Various updates from LoRa-land, and beyond include LoRa-based devices on LoRaWAN networks to improve urban forest management and carbon accounting. Read more

Urban forest management using LoRaWAN

Semtech Corporation has announced that ICT International, an IoT solution provider for environmental applications, is leveraging Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard to improve urban forest management and carbon accounting. Read more

Semtech’s LoRa devices help monitor cattle, soil conditions

Marc Pégulu, vice president of IoT (Internet of Things) strategy and products at Semtech discusses how LoRaWAN network connectivity can help farmers monitor cattle and farm irrigation systems. Read more

Simplifying Asset Management with Geolocation

Semtech discusses the critical role of long-range, low-power, Internet of Things (IoT) - connected solutions which incorporate geolocation for asset management. Read more
EE Journal

The Future of IoT As We Know It – How Multi-Technology Collaboration will Shape the Next Wave of IoT Innovation

Semtech Director of LoRaWAN Networks, Rémi Lorrain joins Amelia Dalton on Fish Fry Podcast to discuss the differences between LoRa and LoRaWAN, what the collaboration between Swam technologies and Semtech looks like, and how LoRa will help provide connectivity to new areas of the world. Read more
RFID Journal

The IoT and Advanced Analytics Should Be a Priority for Disaster Relief Funding

Thanks to funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, groups can protect their communities and citizens. By deploying end-to-end solutions, communities can adapt new models for IT, edge analytics and platform-based security and, in turn, harness streaming data and analytics to deliver meaningful results. 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 smart agriculture irrigation Vinduino's smart irrigation solution with Semtech’s LoRa Technology enables vineyards to monitor and manage soil moisture.
Smart Irrigation
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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

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: 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.