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Advanced ICT technology applied at potato farms in South Korea

It is expected that potato farmers in South Korea will see their income and productivity improving through the application of advanced Information and Communications (ICT) solutions, establishing “smart” farms. SK Telecom, Orion and SMARF signed a business agreement at the Orion potato contract farm in Gyeongbuk province on April 25th to provide ‘intelligent irrigation and water management solutions to potato farms that have been unable to apply smart farm technology. The intelligent irrigation and water management solution is a smart farm technology developed by SK Telecom. Utilizing the Information of Things (IoT) platform, it analyzes real-time information such as temperature, humidity, and precipitation, necessary for growing crops, and automatically calculates the required water and nutrients. In addition, by allowing remote control with the use of mobile devices, workers’ jobs should become considerably easier. More

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