All sorts of new technology in agriculture are making its way as you are reading this. One of the new entries in modern agriculture technology is Big data. A combination of technology and data analytics can help farmers collect, compile and utilize the data in such a way so as to help them make timely decisions.
Data Is King
Data mining or so it’s called is the process of discovering patterns in large sets by means of methods at the junction of artificial intelligence, database systems and machine learning statistics. This helps give a whole new meaning to precision engineering.
The main objective of precision engineering, in this case, is to enhance efficiency, profitability and sustainability by the use of big data to guide and help in both immediate and long-term decision making. What does this encompass? Everything from the application of fertilizers and chemicals, to the sowing of seeds, and the right amount of irrigation. It is much like eyes in the sky, which will allow you to monitor every aspect of agriculture to a tee.
According to those who are making this technology possible, the practice of big data involves capturing relevant data from several sources and then translating them to actionable information. This will help in reducing the time to process, and answers the question of “what to do?”
Real-time insight helps very much in the optimization of the farmer’s inputs, and also the adaptations that will be needed in the event of a sudden calamity or a disease outbreak. In order to achieve this feat, advanced algorithms are used to foresee and predict how the products will perform under the present and future circumstances. What this means is that one can quickly unearth valuable insights and see where the course of events is planning to take a product, in this case, a field of crops.
The potential of data analysis will help create awareness amongst farmers and allow for accurate knowledge. Information is power, and now this industry will have no shortage of it. Readily available information, at the drop of a hat that can be used to mitigate risks and boost productivity substantially.
Planting In The Seed For The Future Of Agriculture Technology
Big data will be the foundation, using which other facets of modern agriculture technology can be built upon. The data that we can gather will act as the eyes and ears of the farmers, even when they sleep.