Climate-Aware and IoT-Enabled Selection of the Most Suitable Stone Fruit Tree Variety

Juan A. López-Morales, Juan A. Martínez, Manuel Caro, Manuel Erena, Antonio F. Skarmeta
2021 Sensors  
The application of new technologies such as the Internet of Things offers the opportunity to improve current agricultural development, facilitate daily tasks, and turn farms into efficient and sustainable production systems. The use of these new technologies enables the digital transformation process demanded by the sector and provides agricultural collectives with more optimized analysis and prediction tools. Due to climate change, one of the farm industry's problems is the advance or decay in
more » ... the cycle of stone fruit trees. The objective is to recommend whether a specific area meets the minimum climatic requirements for planting certain stone fruit trees based on climatic data and bioclimatic indicators. The methodology used implements a large amount of meteorological data to generate information on specific climatic conditions and interactions on crops. In this work, a pilot study has been carried out in the Region of Murcia using an IoT platform. We simulate scenarios for the development of stone fruit varieties better adapted to the environment. Based on the standard, open interfaces, and protocols, the platform integrates heterogeneous information sources and interoperability with other third-party solutions to exchange and exploit such information.
doi:10.3390/s21113867 fatcat:e2timyab6jbd7hsfd4vbvqwala