The Brazilian farm state Goias launched a new pilot project earlier this week to increase yields. This is achieved by quick and effective disease response measures supported by 5G technology and equipment provided by Huawei.
Soybean growers in the area first tried to adopt a new agricultural support system. It is worth noting that this was reached when the Brazilian government considered implementing a ban on Huawei equipment in 2021 for the 5G spectrum auction of telecom operators in the country.
Currently, 5G technology provided to producers will collect information through sensor systems to help improve crops.
According to Tiago Fontes, Huawei’s marketing director in Brazil, these sensors will be placed on fields, harvesters and even drones, and they will provide instant and accurate weather and humidity data.
According to Reuters, the combination of fast broadband communication and real-time cloud data processing will provide farmers with information within an hour, otherwise they will need at least three days to collect information.
This will enable these farmers to act quickly and quickly eliminate diseases and other potential threats to crops. Fontes further added: “We launched the app for soybeans to show how 5G used with drones can increase productivity and reduce herbicide costs.”
The trial was first launched in the soybean-growing town of Rio Verde. And use the 5G network established by telecom operator Claro.
At present, it is still uncertain what role the company will play in the country’s 5G building, so please stay tuned for more updates.