Zyter, Inc., a digital health and IoT-enablement platform, introduced Zyter Smart Agriculture, the latest Internet of Things (IoT) solution running on the Zyter SmartSpaces platform, according to the company's press release.
With data captured by IoT sensors and analyzed with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, Zyter’s solution gives farmers and agronomists a virtual view of the farm ecosystem with emphasis on automating and improving standard crop management practices to achieve more sustainable agriculture.
Zyter Smart Agriculture gathers data on soil and atmospheric conditions from a network of IoT sensors in the ground and placed in various locations across the farm. In-ground sensors monitor measurement data that indicates soil health, including moisture, nutrients, and solar radiation levels.
All data is displayed in a graphical interface on the Zyter Smart Agriculture dashboard and mobile app. Zyter’s solution also displays notifications and alerts of soil readings that are out of optimal range. By replacing manual field inspections with automation, Zyter Smart Agriculture takes the guesswork out of soil monitoring and gives farmers a more accurate view of conditions.
“Today’s farmers are challenged to produce more yield to meet the growing global demand for food supplies, but with fewer labor resources,” said Sanjay Govil, founder and CEO of Zyter, Inc. “Zyter Smart Agriculture helps farmers increase efficiency and improve crop yield with precision agriculture practices, greater insights and more informed decision making.”
Additional key features of Zyter Smart Agriculture include:
AI-Based Actionable Insights – The AI component of Zyter Smart Agriculture analyzes the streams of IoT sensor data over time to provide predictive analytics and suggestions of actions farmers can take to ensure an optimized yield.
Drone-based Inspections with AI Imagery – Drones outfitted with AI imagery technology automates the manual task of physically inspecting crop fields. The AI technology learns over time what healthy crops should look like and what conditions are ideal to support them. This data is fed into Zyter Smart Agriculture and analyzed to provide additional actionable insights for attaining maximum crop yields.
Zyter Smart Agriculture is currently live as part of the FarmGrid Precision Agriculture Solution at the Grand Farm showcase facility.
"The Zyter SmartSpaces platform is a great fit for our FarmGrid solution,” said George Woodward, president & CEO, Trilogy Networks, Inc. “We standardized on the platform because of Zyter’s unique approach to simplifying data access from multiple sensors, controls, and connected devices. This unique combination of FarmGrid and SmartSpaces unleashes the creative innovation from millions of developers globally working to feed the world’s expanding population.”