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IoT Agricultural Biotechnology

The client's goal was to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to enable farmers to increase their yields, reduce waste, and optimise resources. The challenge for Mobiloitte was that they did not have any expertise or experience in agriculture or horticulture.

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Background

Mobiloitte's goal was to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to enable farmers to increase their yields, reduce waste, and optimise resources.


The key challenges were that Mobiloitte's core in-house capabilities focused on software development (apps, websites, enterprise solutions) but had no expertise or experience in agriculture or horticulture.
Innovolo provided the necessary domain expertise and consultancy services to help Mobiloitte develop a solution that has helped farmers increase their yield by reducing wastage, optimising resources, and improving the quality of their produce.

As a leading provider of digital transformation, software development, and enterprise solutions, Mobiloitte has a wealth of experience in helping companies succeed in the ever-changing business world. The company's core in-house capabilities focus on software development, which means that they are well-placed to develop bespoke solutions that can meet the specific needs of their clients. In addition to this, Mobiloitte also has a strong focus on security, scale, and performance, ensuring that their clients can benefit from the latest advances in technology. With over a decade of experience in the software development industry, Mobiloitte is a trusted partner for businesses of all sizes looking to stay ahead of the curve.

The Challenge

The client's goal was to develop an Internet of Things (IoT) solution to enable farmers to increase their yields, reduce waste, and optimise resources. The challenge for Mobiloitte was that they did not have any expertise or experience in agriculture or horticulture. However, our staff provided the necessary domain expertise and consultancy services to overcome this challenge.

Crops grown in polytunnels are particularly susceptible to fungal diseases. The challenge for Mobiloitte was to develop a solution that would help farmers overcome this problem. Innovolo's team of experts worked with Mobiloitte to develop an IoT solution that would monitor the conditions inside the polytunnel and provide farmers with real-time data that could be used to prevent the spread of diseases.

Specific challenges faced included:

  • Every plant has different climatic needs, which is tough when weather conditions vary frequently.
  • Temperature, humidity, and light are three critical factors in monitoring overall climatic conditions. These elements significantly influence crop growth, affecting it by up to 25-40%. Manual monitoring of the variables, on the other hand, is complex and requires extensive knowledge.
  • Moisture levels in the soil, pH, EC, light intensity, and other factors are not manually measurable. Because the soil's balance of micro and macronutrients is essential to plant health and productivity (crop loss up to 90 per cent), it cannot be detected directly.
  • Open farm cultivation requires physical presence and regular visits for proper monitoring.
  • The complexity of recognising a problem in the irrigation or equipment and specific equipment makes it extremely difficult. It causes an additional 30% increase in power use and delays operations.
  • Irrigation must be carefully watched since, in most regions, water scarcity is the most severe challenge in agriculture.

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How We Helped

At Innovolo, we pride ourselves on being able to find unique solutions to even the most challenging problems. The solution helps to save money by reducing electricity consumption, excess soil nutrient use, and proper irrigation. The solution helps to optimise lighting and temperature levels to reduce energy usage in terms of electricity consumption. In addition, excess soil nutrients are often wasted when used in excessive amounts, so the solution helps track and monitor soil nutrient levels to prevent this from happening. Finally, irrigation is often one of the biggest water wasters on a farm. Still, our staff's IoT solution helps regulate irrigation based on weather conditions, ensuring that only the necessary amount of water is used. As a result of this solution, Mobiloitte's clients have seen significant reductions in their operating costs.

No matter what type of agriculture you practice, the main goal is to produce a bumper crop. This requires proper management of climatic parameters, soil moisture, and soil nutrients. Mobiloitte's IoT solution helps farmers achieve this by providing real-time data on these factors. This allows farmers to make adjustments to their methods to achieve optimum conditions for crop growth. As a result, they can increase their yields and improve their bottom line. In addition, the IoT solution also helps farmers reduce their input costs by reducing the need for expensive chemicals and pesticides. As a result, with Mobiloitte's IoT solution, farmers can produce higher quality crops at a lower price.

In the past, farmers had to rely on their own knowledge and experience to make decisions about their crops. This often meant regular visits to farms to check on conditions and talk to other farmers. However, with the advent of mobile applications, farmers can now access real-time data about climatic conditions anywhere. This means that they can make informed decisions about their crops without visiting farms. In addition, crop-wise literature is readily available, which educates farmers about the different requirements of different crops. As a result, farmers can now manage their crops more effectively without needing to be agricultural graduates. Mobiloitte's IoT solution has helped many farmers achieve this. Thanks to its innovative technology, farmers can now access the data they need to make better decisions about their crops. This saves time and money and reduces the risk of crop failure.

Thanks to the close collaboration between our team and the client, we delivered a solution that exceeded the client's expectations. The IoT solution we created helped the client achieve significant reductions in their operating costs. In addition, the client was also able to increase their yields and improve the quality of their crops. We are very proud of the advances we have made in agricultural biotechnology.

We look forward to continuing to help our clients achieve success in this field.

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