Core Beliefs

  • With sufficient sensors and data, you should be able to apply the optimum resources to grow crops to their maximum yield.
  • You should not need chemical fertilizers and pest control to grow healthy crops (whenever possible)
  • Potential harm to crops can be caught earlier, and with less impact to yield, through intensive imaging and analytics (24hr farming).
  • You can prevent harm to, and improve the well-being of, livestock with fewer manual interventions through judicious monitoring and analytics.
  • Local analytics can respond more quickly, and with less expense, than cloud-based analytics, especially in areas with little to no internet connectivity.

Key SIG Facts

SIG Creation Date: Initial proposal to set up Open Horizon Smart Agriculture SIG in TSC 2020-12-08

SIG Chair: Bill Rowley

Mailing List

Discussion Forum

Major Workstreams

SmartAg Foundationr4ndomuserCreate a system to develop and deploy workloads that connect sensors from field to edge gateway to cloud
Liquid Prep integrationplaygroundConnect Liquid Prep sensor to containerized workload deployed by Open Horizon and enable standardized data collection northbound and model deployment southbound for better decision support in small & large farmsteads.
  • Support A&M deployment
  • Contribute to USDA grant proposal
  • deploy sensors and collect data
  • create and support plant data standards
  • Build ML models using USDA SWAT data
OPEN projectsGeorge & playgroundSupport OPEN's efforts to educate future farmers, integrate inexpensive technology into decision-making, improve crop yields, monitor local environments, and improve water banking by deploying and managing local analytics with Open Horizon to connect sensors, distribute data and models, and train future developers.
  • Projects running in Africa, haven't tied back to SmartAG processes yet.
  • Sensors for their projects (SEEED-based) are deployed and should be use cases for the SmartAG framework.
AgriRegio ProjektChristian WiedPromo video
Open Horizon marketing websiteJoe Pearson and Charlie Lindahl (CyberchuckTX)Edit the marketing WordPress site to reflect information about SmartAg SIG

Meeting Time

  • Smart Agriculture SIG Meetings are open to the public, and are held weekly.
  • Smart Agriculture SIG meetings are held Tuesdays at 10am PDT (find your local time here)


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