Questions On The Smart Agriculture System

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6 System Use Case This Section will describe two use cases for the smart agriculture system implemented for this project. Each example will first describe the shortcomings and wastes of current agriculture systems. Then it will be shown how the smart agriculture system can be used to optimize that system through the use of data and data analysis

6.1 Use Case 1: Wine Vineyards Aside from technology and software development, one of the most profitable industries in the San Francisco Bay Area is wine. Wine is a very valued drink ranging in price from a few dollars, to a few hundred, to even a thousand dollars per bottle. Wines from California are an industry leader, accounting for over $25 billion dollars in sales in 2015 [9]. Wine however, is a very difficult drink to produce. It starts with the cultivation of grapes and includes steps for crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification, aging, and finally bottling. Each step is vital to the production of wine, but it is also important to remember that it all starts with the grapes. If the grapes are bad, then the wine will be bad. If the grapes are good, then the wine will be good, and the wine will command a high price. Grapes can be a very temperamental fruit, requiring both warm, dry summers and mild winters. High humidity during summer can lead to vine disease and sustained cold during winter will freeze the plants leading to vine death. Everything from the soil type and chemistry, to the amount of sunlight,…
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