Farming The Future: Nitro Network’s IoT Tech Optimizes Farm Operations
How does the Internet of Things (IoT) improve quality of life? Well, in agriculture it can increase food production by keeping animals healthy and helping to optimize farming practices. However, many farmers still struggle to get their farms connected to IoT, let alone use all their available data to make better business decisions.
That’s why Nitro Network is making a difference with its latest exciting venture — bringing smart farm management to poultry farmers by using IoT technology to improve agriculture and enable data-driven decision-making. First on the list, a poultry farm in Telangana, India.
Nitro Network tackles farm management issues
There are numerous ways that IoT can help farms improve agricultural operations, whether it’s helping farmers make better decisions about what to plant in each field or how best to manage their animals for optimal health and growth. For the Telangana-based poultry farm, Nitro Network used IoT to improve and resolve the following issues:
- Discrepancies in temperature recording in the egg stock room due to lack of automation.
- Wasteful use of energy and resources due to non-automated doors being left open for extended periods of time.
- Unnecessary handling of sensitive vaccination boxes contributing to lowered efficacy of vaccines and needless energy consumption.
- Lack of monitoring for water consumption leading to decreased water pump performance.
These aforementioned issues resulted in huge amounts of money being squandered on maintenance and repairs across the site. These issues also had a harsh impact on the poultry farm’s inventory, including the spoiling of nearly 15% of its eggs each month. So what IoT-powered plan did Nitro Network hatch to meet these challenges?
Nitro Network’s IoT approach to powering smart poultry farms
Most of the challenges the farm faced were a result of the manual nature of its farm monitoring processes. With this in mind, Nitro Network’s priority was to bolster automation and precision. The first step was installing a network of IoT-powered temperature and humidity sensors, which allows farmers to accurately monitor humidity levels and temperature fluctuations.
The data collected from these sensors is analyzed in real-time, providing valuable insights into room temperatures, and ensuring that humidity levels are optimal for the quality of the eggs. These sensors have already helped reduce air conditioning running time by nearly a quarter — saving on electricity costs while also minimizing the loss of produce.
Nitro Network also installed door sensors on the egg stockroom doors, as well as on doors leading into the vaccine stocking areas. This helped to manage access and improve safety for both chickens and employees alike, which is cert-hen-ly a plus!
Additionally, IoT-powered smart water meters were installed across all consumption areas to enable the monitoring of water flow on a daily basis. This was paired with IoT sensors and an IoT pump control system, resulting in optimized water management and a reduction in unnecessary water usage.
The bottom line
As evidenced above, Nitro Network’s IoT technology brings many benefits to farmers and their businesses, and it has the ability to help consumers and companies in other industries as well. What’s more is that IoT, like the kind deployed by Nitro Network, requires only a small investment in new hardware. Finally, Nitro Network’s solutions make it easy for producers to share data with others in their industry or community who can also benefit from these insights!
This is just one example of how powerful IoT can be. Check out how Nitro Network has deployed IoT to optimize water usage for a smart apartment complex!
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Nitro Network is building the largest decentralized private communication network (PCN) powered by IoT combined with LoRaWAN and 3G/4G/5G. This hyperconnected world will enable unlimited use cases in our everyday life. Participants of Nitro Network’s decentralized PCN are part of an inclusive ecosystem that they own, operate and earn from. Nitro Network’s PCN will be a game-changer and has its proprietary token, NCash, at its core. On Nitro Network, everybody wins!