Agriculture is the backbone of society (as it mainly functions to provide food, feed, and fiber) on which all humans are dependent upon so it is no surprise that technological advancements that would make production and processing faster and easier are emerging.
The agricultural industry is making use of modern technologies that could help the farmer benefit and also increase revenue. The possibilities of using big data, Artificial Intelligence, and Precision Agriculture can be endless.
The food requirement grows with the growing population and to satisfy these increasing demands, agriculture has updated with newer technologies.
Among the technologies, big data is anticipated to deliver a huge impact within the coming years.
Big data helps to predict the yield accurately with the utilization of mathematical models to research data around crop production.
Prediction allows farmers to extract insight on what to plant and how to plant it.
The utilization of sensors for gathering data means only a little amount of manual work is required to handle each business.
Artificial intelligence has also come to play as agriculturists are approaching tech-driven farm equipment and farming strategies to satisfy the growing demands of the population with quality products.
AI-based farming tools and applications provide numerous benefits like significant control over pests, efficiently monitor the soil and crop condition, identify the necessity for fertilizers, and improve the agricultural supply chain.
AI technology allows farmers to settle on the simplest hybrid seeds for sowing and supports soil quality reports.
In Robotics, the use of drones in Agriculture is becoming popular, the agricultural sector is gradually recognizing the importance of drones.
The use of drones improve field arrangement and seed planting patterns.
They not only help in planting seeds but also help to put the seed down within the ground at the proper depth for the proper growth. After the planting Is completed, the drone driven soil examination offers the info for irrigation and also the nitrogen-level supervision.
With social distancing being the core message during the pandemic, the Internet of Things, IoT solutions are giving a boost to agricultural productivity.
IoT solutions help farmers increase productivity by offering cultivators smart technology, Artificial Intelligence, and IoT based solutions are most often executed from their smartphones.
Devices like "Kraashak" which helps monitor the farm without going to the farm became useful during the pandemic. The device comprises multiple sensor nodes being placed in the fields and has the ability to measure and monitor the entire gamut of the on-ground conditions favourable for a crop to grow.
Another contactless farming method that has emerged is: AgriVital, an AI-powered expert system reads it and further computes it to provide predictive analytics for specific plants.
Right now given the pandemic, it is growers keen on experimenting with contactless farming that are driving sales.