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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 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. 

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.

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.

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Soil Moisture Monitoring

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

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Cattle Health Monitoring

Quantified Ag's smart ear tags monitor cattle location and health in real-time, increasing productivity and efficiency.  

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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.

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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. 

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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.

Application Briefs & Use Cases

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

The Smart City of Calgary's Devonian Gardens leverages LoRa Technology to maintain acres of plants in an indoor botanical garden.
NEW Indoor Botanical Garden
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Sensoterra's LoRa-based soil moisture monitoring solution offers farmers scale and operational visibility into soil irrigation.
Soil Moisture
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Vinduino's smart irrigation solution with Semtech’s LoRa Technology enables vineyards to monitor and manage soil moisture.
Smart Irrigation
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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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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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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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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 featuring LoRa-based smart agriculture solutions are presented below. Watch all LoRa videos here >>

NEW 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.