e-Crop: IoT Device for Smart Farming

  • 14 Mar 2024

CTCRI's e-Crop, an IoT device for smart farming, receives patent from Indian Patent Office.

  • The device simulates crop growth in real-time using weather, soil moisture, and nutrient data.
  • Calculates nutrient and water requirements, generating daily agro-advisories for crops.
  • Periodical advices sent via SMS to farmers regarding water and nutrient requirements.
  • Santhosh Mithra, principal scientist at CTCRI, is the inventor of the technology.
  • Successfully field-demonstrated for various crops like cassava, sweet potato, yam, and banana.
  • Farmers achieve higher yields with up to 50% savings on nutrients and water.
  • Generic nature allows adaptation to any field crop, enhancing versatility.
  • Collaborative efforts with State agriculture departments, ICAR institutes, and other organizations to expand adoption and implementation.