In 2021, the total value of the smart irrigation market was $1,404.4 million, and it will grow at a rate of about 14% to reach $4,495 million in 2030. This has a lot to do with the augmented R&D activities and the increase in the acceptance of smart irrigation systems. Furthermore, extreme climatic conditions are prevalent indifferent nations. Irrigation systems must be extremely efficient in such areas, thus powering the demand for these systems.
Sensor-based controller systems will have rapid growth in the years to come. This is because of the increasing use of these systems in agriculture for saving water and boosting crop productivity. These can examine and control precise data from several sensors like the ones to sense temperature, moisture of the soil, precipitation, and humidity. Also, these sorts of systems are extensively preferred, as they are not dependent on weather station data or weather predictions.
Incessant progresses in communication technologies let farmers and household users to remotely control the irrigation systems. Wireless technologies are substituting conventional hardwire systems, as wireless sensors offer mobility, suitability, and further benefits. Irrigation systems make use of radio frequency technologies for communicating with wireless signal transmission networks. Therefore, technological progressions improve interoperability between the control center and the apparatus, increasing the general system efficiency.
Smart irrigation systems are extensively employed in agriculture land, sports grounds, golf courses, and housing areas. IoT-empowered smart irrigation systems help in the detection if water-level by robotically watering crops and others on the basis of moisture level of the soil, along with keeping track of the condition of the land. Furthermore, the increasing requirement for IoT and cloud technologies is credited to the increasing requirement for smart irrigation solutions.
The non-agricultural systems had the maximum demand in the past and it will maintain its position also in the near future. The augmented relevance of effective methods of watering and irrigation systems for non-agricultural purposes like residential, golf courses, and turf & landscaping is a main smart irrigation market driver.
North America had the largest share, of above 36% in the recent past. This has a lot to do with the stable rise in usable income, increase in urbanization, increase in acceptance of IoT-based irrigation approaches in Canada and the U.S., increase in smartphone penetration and other devices for accessing field info from remote locations, and augmented funding in the ag-tech industry.
Also, with the arrival of new agro technologies and devices, governments are trying to educate people about the correct usage of smart irrigation systems. Likewise, these are used to water fields and grounds, with golf course operators making use of smart irrigation to curtail their water usage. So, the above-mentioned whys and wherefores are helping the demand to increase in North America.
The increasing extreme water conditions have a lot to do with the increased adoption of these smart irrigation systems all around the world.