LoRa and IoT tools usage possibility in the agricultural sectors


  • László Várallyai




LoRa, IoT, agricultural sectors


In this paper, I present a LoRa spread spectrum networking device that provides significant efficiency improvements over previously used techniques through digital techniques. Subsequently, the LoRaWAN network is presented, which can communicate with the network server available on the Internet through gateways. Their data rate and transmission power can be optimised depending on the distance from the base stations and the time required for communication can be measured in tens of seconds.

In the second major part of the article, Internet of Things devices that also communicate with each other using the LoRa network will be presented. It allows smart devices used in our everyday life to communicate, which are supported by sensors and transmitters to record states and perform actions.

IoT devices are also becoming increasingly common in agriculture. Farmers who are already using the technology can better monitor their livestock and crops. IoT can also be used effectively in many areas of agriculture, including dairy, vegetable, fruit and greenhouse operations.

Author Biography

László Várallyai

László Várallyai works at University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Department of Business and Agricultural Informatics as professor assistant. His specialist areas of work are the following: Software developing, Internet-based developing, Database systems. He was taking part in more research projects and has 10 years experience of computer application in agriculture. The most important project is: Support Collaboration Argumentation-based e-Learning in secondary schools, supported by the European Commission, Framework 5 Programme (IST-1999-10664). He was the secretary of the Organizing Committee of the EFITA2003 Conference that was supported by EU. He is member of some professional bodies (Hungarian Association of Agricultural Informatics, John von Neumann Computer Society). He is author or co-author of more than 90 publications.




How to Cite

Várallyai, L. (2023). LoRa and IoT tools usage possibility in the agricultural sectors. Journal of Agricultural Informatics, 13(2). https://doi.org/10.17700/jai.2022.13.2.680



Journal of Agricultural Informatics