This is another innovative processes rated on the cumulative process intelligence quotient(CPIQ). See http://jimsinur.blogspot.com/2013/05/measuring-cumulative-intelligence-of.html This is one of my favorite smart processes that manages farm production levels. The process optimizes moisture / fertilizer balance for specific terrains and plants.
In order to step up food production in a significantly arid area of the world, new methods and processes will have to be established to apply fertilizer in optimum ways considering present and future moisture levels customized by crop type.
By leveraging point measurements through out the terrain of the farm, combined with local and national moisture models, five large farms have increased crop production up to 40% by having processes direct fertilizer applications and in some cases apply mechanical watering techniques.
How Smart is this Process Measured by the CPIQ?
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This is a highly summarized and anonymous case study provided by Appian