Precision Agriculture is relatively New in the world and I’m sure many countries are still far behind in Agtech but we’re bringing Agro tech to the limelight at the digital level as we don’t have the resources at the field level.
The goal of precision farming is to improve agricultural yield and reduce potential environmental risks, while benefits are:
Monitor the soil and plant physicochemical parameters:
by placing sensors (electrical conductivity, nitrates, temperature, evapotranspiration, radiation, leaf and soil moisture, etc.) the optimal conditions for plant growth can be achieved
Obtain data in real time:
the application of sensing devices in your fields will allow a continuous monitoring of the chosen parameters and will offer real time data ensuring an updated status of the field and plant parameters at all time
Provide better information for management decisions
Save time and costs: reduce fertilizer and chemical application costs, reduce pollution through less use of chemicals
Provide better farm records essential for sale and succession
Can be integrated with farm management softwares, to make all activities on farm more easy and to improve farm productivity
Benefits due to reduced overlap of spraying were typically in the order of 10% savings on spraying costs. Other important benefits are: less fuel use, less soil compaction, less hired labour requirement and more timely sowing.
So, to farmers and land owners who decide to use technology to manage their fields, precision farming seems to bring many benefits, and ultimately increase of profit.
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