Ways to Improve Crop Yield Using Advanced Technologies

Food and Beverages | Thursday, November 18, 2021

A smart combination of traditional and technological methods can help improve crop quality and productivity.

Fremont, CA: Farmers have been debating and working on boosting agricultural yields for ages. Some of the remedies discovered were effective, while others were not. In addition to the important expertise of earlier generations of farmers, the agriculture industry may now profit from modern scientific and technological advancements.

Here's a look at some of the most common ways for farmers to boost crop yields and how previous expertise and new technology can be utilized to improve crop yield:

Seed quality              

The quality of seeds used by farmers to plant their fields determines agricultural productivity. Agrarians are advised to sow only certified seeds that have passed all necessary quality controls in order to increase agricultural output on their farmlands. Certified seeds may be more expensive than non-certified seeds, but the end result will be worth it because seed quality is one of the most important elements affecting crop productivity.

Field productivity zoning

Before sowing, a farmer must first determine the productivity of the land to be sown and identify precise locations where plants would thrive. Productivity zoning is the term for this technique. In this method, a planter can plant seeds more densely in areas with higher productivity, potentially increasing crop yield while wasting less in low-productive zones. Furthermore, zoning helps farmers to handle low-productivity fields adequately and take all required steps to improve soil fertility and other critical features for growing a specific plant. Thanks to modern technology, farmers can now zone their fields for maximum productivity faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Tracking crop growth

Plant health must be monitored throughout the development process, from budding to harvesting, in order to detect any problems that may exist in a specific field and have an impact on crop productivity. Regular satellite monitoring of land plots allows farmers to readily monitor plant development and estimate crop yields using remote sensing. The evolution of plant health status gives crucial information for deciding on suitable crop interventions.

Precise weather prediction

Weather conditions have a significant impact on the average crop production per acre for a specific field. Climate conditions have a major influence on plant development and, as a result, yields, even when the soil quality and seed species planted are the same. It's especially true when it comes to how climate change affects agriculture in different parts of the world and on the planet as a whole. Farmers have the option to use the latest technology solutions that allow them to receive precise weather prediction to work efficiently and constructively with such an important but uncontrolled aspect as the weather.

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