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Food and Beverages | Monday, April 26, 2021
Megatrends like IoT, GIS, and sustainability are going to shape agriculture in the upcoming years.
FREMONT, CA: Digitization, Internet of Things, and sustainability are three megatrends guiding several industries for a couple of years. Nevertheless, technologies and sensitivity to green matters are growing in interest for the agriculture sector. Here are some of the megatrends in agriculture.
Yield Monitoring and Estimation
Yield mapping is the process of gathering georeferenced data on crop yield and features, such as moisture content, while the crop is being harvested. Several methods, leveraging a range of sensors, have been developed for mapping crop yields. The yield calculated at each field location can be shown on a map using a Geographic Information System software package. When growing conditions in a field vary, normalization should be done with the resulting relative yields recombined into one data file for the entire field.
Farm management software allows agribusinesses to have complete control over their farming operations and visibility across various stakeholders. From onboarding all farmers, empowering extension workers to bring all operational data in one platform is just the solution farmers need. With the potential to completely digitize all aspects of the farm, with georeferencing potential and the potential to monitor crop growth and management, farm management solutions will completely transform the way farmers work.
IoT in Farming
Smart farming powered by IoT technologies allows growers and farmers to mitigate waste and enhance productivity ranging from the quantity of fertilizer used to the number of journeys the farm vehicles have made and efficient utilization of resources. IoT smart farming solutions are a system developed for monitoring the crop field with the assistance of sensors and automating the irrigation system. The farmers can monitor field conditions from anywhere.
Eco-friendly Plant Production
With the increasing awareness about the environmental harm caused by large-scale agriculture, eco-friendly farming has become important. The solution which can offset damages like forest clearings, destruction of habitats, the negative effect of pesticides, and intense carbon outputs is sustainable farming. Sustainable farming is vital to a better tomorrow. Promoting sustainability across the farming value chain offers increased food production potentials and active environmental protection.