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Food and Beverages | Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Modern agriculture has proven unsustainable, especially with the rise of global warming and environmental instability. Various farming operations are being optimized using technology to bring conventional approaches up to date.

FREMONT, CA: Yield mapping or yield monitoring is a precision agricultural breakthrough that began in the early 1990s. This technology's goal is to deliver as much information on the farm's soil as possible. It can show the variances in soil types across the farm, provide information on moisture content, and help the farmer solve relevant issues.Many high-value crops like onions, carrots, green beans, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes benefit from smart farming technologies. Yield mapping provides precisely that by educating farmers and using data to help them make the most of their resources.

There are numerous agricultural applications and benefits associated with yield mapping or yield monitoring. The following are some of the most critical applications:

Collecting Data on Yield

Collecting production data and thoroughly analyzing it is a critical component of smart farming. This approach has several advantages for farmers, including crop visualization and unpredictability. Additionally, a farmer can comprehend precisely why crop variety exists in different portions of their field. Additionally, yield data enables farmers to collect information about the influence of various pesticides on their crops. They can use this knowledge to help regulate chemical use in the future.

Recognize Moisture Content

Farmers may now make an informed choice about the type of crops to farm on the land-based on the present water level. While some crops thrive in low-volume water, others require a constant moisture supply throughout their growth cycle. Once a farmer has firmly established the moisture content of their soil, they may determine if they need to raise or decrease the amount of water applied to specific crops.

Financial Advantages

In terms of cost savings, yield mapping can provide substantial financial benefits to farmers in the short and long term. For farmers with huge fields, determining which areas require efficiency improvement can be a stressful task, and this duty is likely to be overlooked, leaving the farmer with low yields year after year.

Yield mapping or yield tracking enables farmers to make the most of their fields without exerting the effort required in the past. The data will assist farmers in concentrating their efforts on areas with the greatest potential and on locations that can perform well but are underperforming.

Optimizing Fertilizer Use

High-value crops require an adequate amount of fertilizer to grow. Too much or too little fertilizer can have a detrimental effect on the growth of these crops, which is where yield mapping might come to the rescue.Due to this technology, farmers may easily separate areas of their land where yields have been below average in prior years. The farmer can adjust his or her use of fertilizers based on whether the fertilizers are beneficial or detrimental to these places. This enables farmers to save money over time and increase the output of high-value crops.

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