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Potential for Sensing Technologies to Contribute to Smart Agriculture (Restoration of Agricultural Land in Tohoku): Power of Soil Sensors to Facilitate the Acquisition of Big Data in Agriculture

The tsunami resulting from the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 caused extensive damage to agricultural land in Japan. There were concerns about salt damage to crops due to seawater intrusion. Therefore, desalination work on the affected agricultural land was carried out over a wide area as part of the project to recover from the disaster. A demonstration test was also conducted to observe the salinity utilizing soil sensors on agricultural land after desalination. What is the potential for sensing technologies to contribute to agriculture? We spoke with Hitoshi Kanno, a former associate professor at the Graduate School of Tohoku University, about an overview of the desalination work and the utilization of sensing technologies in smart agriculture.

  • Agriculture
  • Researcher Interview
  • DX
  • Sensors
  • Soil sensor

Digital Technologies That Realize the Diversification of Primary Industries

The diversification of primary industries refers to the aim to have producers (primary industries) also perform processing (secondary industries) and distribution and sales (tertiary industries) in order to diversify their management. The purpose of this is to curb price fluctuations with the wholesale of produce to increase added value and to improve the income of producers while revitalizing regions at the same time.

  • Agriculture
  • IoT
  • Sensors

Electronic Technology Supporting the Evolution of “Next Tech”

“Agri-Tech” Brings Out the Potential of Land and Crops

This article explains Agri-Tech, which enables the addressing of problems faced by agriculture and the creation of agricultural businesses with new value by utilizing IoT, AI, robotics, biotechnology, etc. This is a movement that will transform agriculture, where experience and skills influence results, into a rational data-driven industry.

  • Agriculture
  • AI
  • IoT
  • Robot

Utilizing IoT and Drones on the Frontline of Smart Agriculture

The key to smart agriculture is the utilization of robots, AI, IoT, ICT and other advanced technologies. Introducing self-driving tractors, self-navigating drones, yield combine harvesters, harvesting robots, drones and other technologies into agriculture will solve long-standing challenges and secure a workforce of skilled workers while saving on labor and manpower. The goal is to realize a new and advanced form of agriculture in which yield and quality improve, costs decrease, and incomes increases.

  • Agriculture
  • IoT
  • Sensors