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.

White Papers

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

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®
Download »
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
Download »
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
Download »
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
Download »


Discover applications for LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard by downloading an infographic. 

Satellite Infographic Semtech technology has enabled the creation of low cost, satellite-based, real-time, bidirectional, massive IoT connectivity services.
Satellite-based IoT Connectivity
Download »
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
Download »
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
Download »
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
Download »
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
Download »

Real-World Deployments

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

Sustainable Durian Farming

Sustainable Hrvest's LoRa-enabled sensors give Malaysian farmers real-time data on the health of their farms every step of the growth cycle from pre-harvest, harvest, until post-harvest, improving their bottom line. 

Sustainable Durian Farming
Read the Press Release
Smart Paddock Ear Tag

Smart Paddock’s LoRa-enabled “Bluebell” smart GPS ear tag monitors livestock location in real time and analyzes behavioral data to solve livestock management issues.

Smart Cattle Tracking
Read the Press Release
Florja Plant Management with LoRa

Communicate2Integrate's Cloud-based plant management platform, Florja, allows users to remotely monitor the temperature, humidity and salt level found in soil with LoRa-enabled sensors. 

Smart Plant Care
Read the Press Release
Aquaculture Oyster Farming LoRaWAN

ICT International has integrated LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN standard into its water quality monitoring systems, transmitting data which includes temperature, water level/tide, water salinity, and more to oyster farmers.

Smart Aquaculture
Read the Press Release
LoRa connected smart agriculture: avocado farms

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

Connected Avocado Farms
Read the Press Release
LoRa based smart agriculture and 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.

Healthy and Productive Ranches
Read the Press Release
LoRa-based soil irrigation monitoring for smart agriculture

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

Soil Irrigation Monitoring
Read the Press Release

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
Download »
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
Download »
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
Download »


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

Solving Agribusiness Challenges With LoRaWAN
IoT Applications for Agriculture
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

Additional Resources

Academy for LoRaWAN

Academy for LoRaWAN provides IoT education for all.


LoRa Products Guide

Explore the complete portfolio of LoRa products.


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.