Weather has always been an prime important factor for agriculture. Especially for the country like India farmers depends upon climate and season for agriculture production. The right balance and timing between the two factors results in high yield production and if the weather or the season doesn’t support the entire process of yielding falls flats
Therefore a new platform is created to comprehensive rural weather record and help the agriculture industry to increase efficiency and sustainability.
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced it is connecting more than 4,000 disparate rural area Weather Stations to provide a more holistic view of rural weather patterns . Leveraging its big data and IoT-enabled WeatherSentry platform, the company is introducing more precise forecasting to increase efficiency, profitability, and output for the agricultural industry, including farmers, ranchers and landowners.
The specialized WeatherSentry sensors capture field-level weather and soil conditions that are used to create accurate localized temperature and precipitation forecasts, alongside storm record archives and historical weather logs, to help assess and plan for the weather’s impact on day-to-day agriculture operations. Schneider Electric’s WeatherSentry platform generates more rural area agricultural data than any other provider.
"Despite the many technological advancements made in agriculture in the past century, weather remains a high-cost, high-risk variable that impacts all corners of the industry," said Ron Sznaider, Senior Vice President, Cloud Services, Schneider Electric. "Taking the guesswork out of weather events allows farmers, ranchers and landowners to make better operational and financial decisions that contribute directly to the sustainability of the operation and the health of their bottom line."
Intensified by the impact of climate change, weather events significantly affect crop productivity and health. WeatherSentry’s patented Geographic Information System (GIS) alerting system provide real-time data to allow farmers to plan crop locations, optimize water and soil usage and prioritize activity based on 15-day forecasts – leading to less waste, increased safety and more efficiency.
"We recognize the importance of big data and IoT technologies in mitigating climate change and solving one of the most critical challenges for our global farmers," said Sznaider. "The Internet of Things will revolutionize how we bring about sustainable food production and we are excited to be at the forefront of delivering the precision technologies that help meet this truly global need."