According to a recent announcement, Libelium has partnered with Spanish bank Ibercaja to benefit Spanish vineyards in Aragon through IoT connectivity.
The company said it is working to maximize the potential of the vineyards, adapting to extreme conditions, to obtain higher quality and better productivity of the vintage. These agricultural IoT projects are designed to provide efficiency, sustainability, optimization of natural resources and traceability.
Ibercaja reportedly led the way on Agrotech, an IoT financing program for agronomists to ease the introduction and adoption of the Internet of Things technology into this traditional sector. Agrotech was developed by EFOR, technological services provider, and solutions developer for management, communication and marketing of companies, and Libelium.
Thanks to smart technologies and artificial intelligence, farmers can make a more efficient consumption of natural resources and know which is the best moment for sowing, irrigating, fertilizing or harvesting.
Key objectives for Agrotech included:
- Delivering to the key customers of the Ibercaja farming sector the technical analysis and the IoT product that enables to measure the variables that are selected during the project
- Introducing the cloud app or platform where users can visualize and analyze data as a first demo of the future product that allows the user to identify critical issues and to help them with their decisions
- Analyzing and conceptualizing the product creation and its own brand. Also, designing the customer’s journey through the installation and use of the product
Wineries in numerous countries are starting to develop new IoT technology in order to face the climate change. Temperature, rainfall, potential evapotranspiration, sunlight, and wind are affecting the physiology of the grapes. Knowing these aspects in advance can help oenologists to better calibrate the different parameters which determine the character and quality of the wine.
The main objective of the Agrotech project reportedly is to provide an autonomous IoT measurement system, with no need for any action taken by users that have this system deployed in their farms. The system must do several readings from different variables measured in the fields, such as soil moisture and wind speed.
“Working with Libelium has been, as always, a great pleasure,” said Guillermo Renancio, Head of IoT & Communications, EFOR. “We have had a lot of support and thanks to their Technical Team we have solved issues that directly impacted the project.”
Edited by Ken Briodagh