International Sugar Journal

Internet of Things provides smarter irrigation management in Australian sugarcane* [Full subscriber]

Abstract Irrigation management is a considerable time investment for many sugarcane farmers. Better irrigation practices can lead to improved yields through less water stress and reduced water usage to deliver economic benefits for farmers. In some cases reduced runoff and deep drainage from excess irrigation can also deliver benefits to the environment. The Internet of Things (IoT) is about allowing things to sense, to communicate, and thus create opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems. IoT has been transforming all spheres of life into smart homes, smart cities, and smart healthcare. Today’s farms can leverage…

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