The Role of Wireless Broadband Connectivity on ‘Big Data’ and the Agricultural Industry in the United States and Australia

Big Data has the potential to change the fabric of agriculture as we know it today; but only with wireless connectivity sufficient to employ telematics and other precision agricultural technologies. The primary focus of this paper is on data transfer, specifically as an enabling technology to precision agriculture. Limited wireless internet connectivity impedes the full utilization and effectiveness of precision agricultural practices and subsequent agricultural big data system. These failures lead to potential differentiation of farmland values; those fields with adequate wireless connectivity commanding a premium. In the absence of wireless data transfer for download and upload, precision agriculture technologies such as telematics cannot be utilized efficiently. Improving wireless connectivity is a primary driver of the adoption of big data. Increased connectivity could also intensify the adoption of precision agricultural technologies leading to input cost savings and decreased input usage.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Jun 15 2016
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
(ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/240695
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 19, Special Issue A
Page range:
43-56
Total Pages:
14
JEL Codes:
Q10
Note:
The IFAMR is published quarterly my IFAMA. For more information visit: www.ifama.org.
Series Statement:
Volume 19
Issue A




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