IBM Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture
An important tool to help farmers and growers make better decisions is the new IBM Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture. This platform combines data, satellites, mobile phones and sensors with AI capabilities to collect and analyze unstructured, visual data about agricultural land use, from soil chemistry and water supplies, to crop diseases, equipment usage and availability, impending rainstorms, heat waves, and cold streaks - all to deliver on the promise of improved food quality and safety.
For example, the system can alert farmers to an impending storm so that they don’t overwater. Or to an upcoming cold snap so they can harvest food before temperatures plummet. What’s more, sensors in wells, pipes, and pumps can communicate when water pumps break or supply is running low, giving farmers ample time to take action to ensure plants are properly hydrated.