Intelligent Farming with ThingWorx Analytics
Z Farms was facing three challenges: costly irrigation systems with water as a limited resource, narrow optimal ranges of soil moisture for growth with difficult maintenance and farm operators could not simply turn on irrigation systems like a faucet.
ThingWorx (PTC)The ThingWorx IoT Technology Platform. One Platform. Limitless Possibilities. ThingWorx is the only enterprise-ready technology platform that enables innovators to rapidly develop and deploy smart, connected solutions for the Internet of Things. Build Fast Connectivity and development tools made for IoT enable developers to quickly create, test and deploy solutions faster than ever thought possible. Build Smart Integrated capabilities of the platform enable developers to create more feature-rich solutions in a fraction of the time of other platforms. Build for Enterprises Developers quickly and easily create IoT solutions that are scalable, secure, and meet the needs of the largest of enterprises.
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- USE CASES
Farm Monitoring & Precision FarmingFarm monitoring and precision farming are farm management concepts that uses sensors, data from external systems, such as weather reports, and network communciation to tailor farming operations to the specific conditions of each field. Farmers generate data via sensors and analyze the information to evaluate current practices and make improvements for greater efficiency and effectiveness. There are a variety of smart farming applications including crop observation, agriculture vehicle Tracking, irrigation management, livestock management, and storage monitoring.
Z Food Farm is a small organic farm located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Their mission is to promote food as a powerful cultural force for interacting with our environment and within our communities by providing certified organic, high quality and exciting varieties of vegetables, herbs & fruits.
ThingWorx Analytics delivered proactive information regarding land irrigation strategies to farm operators. The platform enables constant monitoring of predictive indicators such as soil moisture throughout farmland. This information enables cost-effective strategies for greater crop yield while conforming to water regulations.
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- DATA COLLECTED
, Energy Cost Per Unit, Soil Moisture Meters, Water Level
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- SOLUTION MATURITY
Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Data Management - Data Analysis]
Machine learning automates the predictive analytics process.
Impact #2 [Efficiency Improvement - Energy]
The amount of energy used in production processes can be lowered and made more efficient.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT