The Pylot Smart Farm solution gives growers the opportunity to utilize technology to gather information about their farm that allows them to make quicker, more cost-effective decisions, all at an affordable price. The Pylot solution covers many aspects of a farmer’s daily operation but typically irrigation is the biggest benefit of this solution. Electricity and water consumption is a major cost factor and correct management of these resources can save costs and reduce wastage of these scarce resources. Studies have shown that by using the data gathered by the system, there can be a typical saving of 3 hours per month for a single centre pivot irrigator. When one equates this to the cost per hour for the water and electricity saved over this period, the solution pays for itself in a matter of months.
The solution is made up of six main components:
The key to the solution is its flexibility and the user-friendly interface. Pylot is able to add most devices and sensors to its solution, and include them in the management portal.
The management portal provides the farmer with the ability to easily view the data gathered and make quick, informed decisions.
From experience, Pylot finds that once the farmer has been using the system for a few months, we then sit down and look at what components we can start to control and automate to add further value. In summary, the Pylot Smart Farm solution brings user-friendly technology to the farmer, and this technology allows the farmer to improve productivity whilst reducing costs. The solution is flexible to ensure we provide the best solution to the farmer.