Technology has made its way into most facets of human endeavor, and it seems that agricultural practices are not left behind either. The links between agriculture and technology are growing stronger by the day. The age of modern agriculture is steam-driven by the advancements in data collection and various other digital tools. This has made a big difference not only in the quality of the harvest but also the yield. Furthermore, the wastage in terms of water and fertilizers is also reduced. The result is a cleaner and more optimized fashion of growing crops for the world. Let us look at the ways in which this technology has catapulted agriculture to a whole new level. Read on to know more…
Mobile Technology: You Can Use Your Smart Phone For Lots More
Monitoring is an important aspect of agriculture. To be at the scene and tend to the needs of the crops are essential to ensure that the output is good. Mobile technology is playing this role in the all-seeing eye. With mobile technology, farmers can now remotely control irrigation systems either using a computer or their hand-held smart devices, without ever stepping into the fields. There are moisture sensors that can detect the moisture content present in the soil, and employing IoT, invoke the irrigation systems to begin watering if the content is below the required limit. Like what you are read so far? Continue reading…
Crop sensors will help remove the tediousness of putting in fertilizers and increase the uptake of it by the crops. It senses how well the crop is responding and reduces the runoff or leaching of the fertilizers to nearby channels or into the groundwater. These sensors work in real-time and instruct the equipment on how much to apply where, and at what times. There are optical sensors that can read into the “healthiness index” of a plant and tend to its needs depending on what it is lacking.
What We Can Envision For Modern Agriculture
If modern agriculture is applied shortly, there will be millions of farmers all over the world who will be able to benefit from the real-time acquisition of information. Farmers needn’t spend an ungodly amount of time in the field under the scorching sun; plus they will have access to disaster warnings and information on the weather in the event of an unforeseen event.
Modern agriculture technology will become your eyes and ears on the field. We are onto a bright path for agriculture tech.