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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® protocol 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.

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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®
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LoRa devices smart planet use case e-book Download this e-book to learn how LoRa devices are being utilized to create a sustainable and smart planet with featured solutions from ecosystem companies including Axino, Birdz, Smart Parks, and WaterBit.
LoRa® Devices: Smart Planet Use Case Overview
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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
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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
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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
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Infographics

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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
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Internet of Things and LoRa infographic The Internet of Things and LoRa® are making a better, sustainable world to live, work and play. LoRa and the LoRaWAN® standard provide a “voice” to things – carrying an explosion of data and analytics to solve real world challenges.
LoRa Everything
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Internet of Things and LoRa everyone infographic Download the infographic to explore how products based on LoRa create a safer, more sustainable and comfortable planet for us all.
LoRa Everyone
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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
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LoRa everywhere infographic Download the infographic to see how LoRa-based products are changing the world and enabling a better life.
LoRa Everywhere
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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
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Real-World Deployments

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

LoRa connected smart agriculture: avocado farms
Connected Avocado Farms

Definium Technologies leverages an advanced array of products based on Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol to improve crop yield in Australian avocado plantations with a data-centric approach to farming.

LoRa based smart agriculture and ranches
Healthy and Productive 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.

LoRa-based soil irrigation monitoring for smart agriculture
Soil Irrigation Monitoring

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

LoRa & LoRaWAN smart farming network
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. 

LoRa & Lar.Tech smart cattle ranching
Smart Cattle Ranching

lar.tech'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.

LoRa-based ingestible cattle health tracker for smart agriculture
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.

LoRa-based soil moisture monitoring for smart agriculture
Soil Moisture Monitoring

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

LoRa-based smart agriculture soil sensor
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.

LoRa-based smart agriculture automated irrigation
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. 

LoRa-based rural Internet of Things Network for smart agriculture
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.

In the News

Articles and press coverage of LoRa-based smart agriculture solutions are featured below. 

EE Journal

The Future of IoT As We Know It – How Multi-Technology Collaboration will Shape the Next Wave of IoT Innovation

Semtech Director of LoRaWAN Networks, Rémi Lorrain joins Amelia Dalton on Fish Fry Podcast to discuss the differences between LoRa and LoRaWAN, what the collaboration between Swam technologies and Semtech looks like, and how LoRa will help provide connectivity to new areas of the world. Read more
RFID Journal

The IoT and Advanced Analytics Should Be a Priority for Disaster Relief Funding

Thanks to funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, groups can protect their communities and citizens. By deploying end-to-end solutions, communities can adapt new models for IT, edge analytics and platform-based security and, in turn, harness streaming data and analytics to deliver meaningful results. Read more
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Tracking Food Supply from Farm to Table and Everywhere in Between

Deploying smart technology such as long-range, low-power IoT sensors can help mitigate these pressures leading to a more productive and sustainable future. Read more
IoT

Making Connectivity Accessible for All with LoRa and LoRaWAN

Understand how LoRa and LoRaWAN connectivity can create a safer, more sustainable, and comfortable planet for organizations and end-users. Read more

Semtech (SMTC) Expands Presence in IoT Market Via SAS Deal

Semtech Corporation SMTC is leaving no stone unturned to bolster presence in the booming Internet of Things (IoT) market on the back of strategic partnerships and robust LoRa technology. Read more
Enterprise IoT Insights

Semtech, SAS bundle IoT and AI for flooding, farming; Senet cites record LoRaWAN traffic

Semtech Corporation is working with US analytics company SAS to bundle LoRaWAN connectivity with IoT streaming analytics. The strategy is to make IoT-based sensor solutions more easily accessible to data analytics specialists, and to bring edge and cloud data analytics to IoT users. Meanwhile, LoRaWAN provider Senet has claimed ore business on its platform in the first quarter than in all of last year, driven mainly by the utilities sector. Read more
Design News

How to Build an Asset Tracking System with Long Range and Low Power

Semtech offers guidance for building an asset tracking system that works for pallets as well as animals and avocados. Read more
SAT News

Delivering SATCOM With LoRa®

Low-cost and low-power satellite connectivity technology built directly with smart sensors will kick-start a second IoT revolution. With LoRa®, a device-to-Cloud platform built for applications requiring long range, low power, incorporated into satellites, smart sensors can enable two-way communications to and from satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LoRa can run on Very High Frequency (VHF) frequencies for uplink and downlink to satellites from the ground. Read more
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How Track-and-Trace Capabilities Solve Food Logistics Challenges

The pandemic triggered an accelerated pace of digital transformation throughout the industry. But, as the pandemic wanes, the need for digitization will continue in order for companies to remain competitive. Read more

Podcast: Season 2 - Episode #4 - LoRa and LPWAN in IoT

In this latest podcast from Electronic Specifier Insights we will be discussing all things LoRa, the de facto technology for Internet of Things (IoT) networks. LoRa enables the smart IoT applications that help solve some of the biggest challenges facing our society today, from infrastructure efficiency to smart agriculture. We talk to Alistair Fulton, Vice President and General Manager of Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group about the evolution of LoRa technology and the LoRaWAN protocol, and some of its potential applications. Read more

Application Briefs & Use Cases

Learn more about specific applications of LoRa Technology 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
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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
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LoRa-based smart agriculture irrigation Vinduino's smart irrigation solution with Semtech’s LoRa Technology enables vineyards to monitor and manage soil moisture.
Smart Irrigation
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LoRa-based Internet of Things smart farming 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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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
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LoRa smart agriculture processing 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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Videos

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

LoRa Everything
IoT Applications for Agriculture
WEBINAR How LoRaWAN and the IoT Enable Smart Farm Management
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.