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Azure FarmBeats

Azure FarmBeats is an offering built on top of Azure which enables you to build digital agriculture solutions from different data sources like sensors, satellites, drones, weather stations. Ingest, normalize &contextualize your data in the context of a farm. Build AI/ML models for agriculture using FarmBeats Datahub APIs and underlying infrastructure.



  1. Integrate with low cost ($15) Wireless Soil Moisture Sensors

    I recently started deploying low cost soil moisture sensors on our farm in South Africa (Pecan orchards) found the Ecowitt WH51 on Amazon for ~$15 per sensor. (8 x sensors can connect to each of Ecowitt GW1000 Wifi Gateway which is ~$30)

    The gateway can be configured to send data to a custom server "talking" Wundergroud protocol.

    Would be really great if the Ecowitt moisture monitoring data can somehow be fed into FarmBeats.

    Having 8 x moisture sensor monitoring points, within a 120 meter radius, for ~$150 feeding into FarmBeats would be really great.

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  2. Farmbeats for small GreenHouse - Urban Farming

    Farmbeats for small GreenHouse - Urban Farming.
    Can you create a dashboard to manage small GreenHouse with sensors coming from different low cost sensors : Seeed; Atlas-Scientific or other recommended by Farmbeats team ?

    How can we manage also using a Farmbeats dashboard : LED lamps, irrigation water pumps , nutriments distributor ...

    many requests on my desk for Urban Farming but those projects don't have developers inside ...

    5 votes

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  3. Add Vultus as partner for Farmbeats

    https://vultus.se/

    Vultus makes precision farming tools using satellite data. With these tools, farmers can reduce their nitrogen fertilizer use by up to 1/3rd and increase their crop yields. They can also download precision variable-rate nitrogen prescriptions, straight from our satellites to their tractors.

    Please look into partnering with this excellent company.

    5 votes

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  4. Add " demo/test" devices

    Many devices like MXchip, ESP2866, Raspberry etc. can be added to Azure. By providing manuals/scripts to add these to farmbeats it is easy to demonstrate how it works based on cheap demo-type hardware.

    My MXchip communicates with Azure already but is impossible for me to find how to ingest the data into Farmbeats.

    Most customers and resellers do not want to invest in "supported hardware" just to see how it works.

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  6. can we read sentinel1 data from farmbeats?

    Can we read sentinel1 data from farmbeats? I have a requirement to read sentinel1 data from farmbeats?

    Does farm beats support sentinel1 data?

    2 votes

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  7. FarmBeats on Azure Stack Edge

    Would love to see some of the Azure Services running FarmBeats avaialble as IoT Edge devices that can be ran on Azure Stack Edge. I could see some valid use cases for this now that the newer Azure Stack Edges are being released and the availablity of clustering and Kubernetes.

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  8. Issue deploying a FarmBeats marketplace offering

    I've attempted to follow the Getting Started flow (https://aka.ms/FarmBeatsMarketplace) to deploy FarmBeats resources in Azure. The deployment seems to immediately succeed, though no resources are actually deployed

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  9. Connect Farmbeats to an Azure IOT Hub with already registered sensors

    I have a former project with sensors MxChip (MS partner) registered.

    I want to use them for Farmbeats and not buying new sensors.

    It's very difficult to cast json data from the IOT Hub to the Event Hub of FarmBeats.

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  10. Support for live cameras

    Create support for live IP cameras for video feeds in addition to images.

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  11. What models of DJI drones are supported?

    Hi there,
    Can you kindly help confirm what models of DJI drones are supported?

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  12. show api-docs link on accelerator page

    can't find the api-docs (swagger) for related datahub easily (say if you forget the endpoint name)

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  13. Include microwave imagery in farmbeats

    Why microwave data is not included in farm beat? Satellite images are more costly, so every one is looking for less cost images like microwaves.

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  14. Datahub ARM template deployment failed

    I am getting below error while deploying farm beats

    I am following MS docs: available here
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/industry/agriculture/install-azure-farmbeats

    {
    "error": {
    "code": "DownstreamEndpointError",
    "message": "The resource provider 'fb-resource-provider' received a non-success response 'BadRequest'
    from the downstream endpoint for the request 'GET' on 'deploy/startdeployment'. Please refer to additional info for details.",
    "details": [
    {
    "code": "Downstream",
    "message": "{\"error\":{\"code\":\"DeploymentFailed\",\"message\":\"Datahub ARM template deployment failed.\",\"additionalInfo\":[{\"info\":{\"stack\":\"Error: Datahub ARM template deployment failed.\n at msrestazure1.loginWithServicePrincipalSecretWithAuthResponse.then.catch (D:\\home\\site\\wwwroot\\dist\\deploy\\installer.js:134:23)\n at process.tickCallback (internal/process/nexttick.js:68:7)\nError: Datahub ARM template deployment failed.\n at getRequiredArguments.then.then.then.then.catch (D:\\home\\site\\wwwroot\\dist\\deploy\\installer.js:537:19)\n at process.tickCallback (internal/process/nexttick.js:68:7)\nError: Datahub ARM template deployment failed.\n at datahubDeployMgr.submit.then.catch (D:\\home\\site\\wwwroot\\dist\\deploy\\installer.js:288:20)\n at process.tickCallback…

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