Are you curious about how to fertilize a vast area faster? Or do you want to plant but you scared about soil borne deaseas? This article talk about the newest innovation in agricultural field, so you can solve your agricultural problem faster and more efficient.
For traditional farming models, perhaps the primary determinant of supply capacity is simply the availability and suitability of land. However, any idea of future potential must be built on current data, with what data there is then mapped to tell the story of a region. This story is effectively written in the dirt, the soil.
Not only you can detect your soil health and history, but also you can measure your plant needs! More farm equipment today is being outfitted with smart sensors that can read everything from plant health and water needs in the crop to nitrogen levels in the soil. The sensors then enable on-the-go application of inputs based on real-time field conditions. The newest area of sensor use is in irrigation where the sensors measure water needs. Sensors help optimize water use and avoid yield loss, according to Viacheslav Adamchuk, ag engineer, McGill University.
Another type of sensing system is satellite or aerial imaging, called remote sensing. These satellites shoot images of key agricultural areas every three to four days to note differences in crop health. Growers can then apply nutrients based on a prescription from the satellite images.
Experts in this area expect an explosion in use of sensor technology in the next five years once costs come down and farmers realize a return on investment. – Jodie Wehrspann and Karen McMahon.
Annual soil-based production capacity at the initial Panasonic facility launched last year was 3.6 tonnes, but the company is by no means the only high-tech brand setting up urban and vertical farms, to showcase technology rather than make profit.
The most important element in growing plants is water, but the Scarcity of freshwater resources and the fact that 71 per cent of the Earth’s surface is nevertheless covered in water, therefore make a compelling argument for desalination. The stumbling block, historically, has been its energy-hungry nature and prohibitively high running costs relative to agricultural profit margins.
Requiring no freshwater, farmland or fossil fuels, this potential game-changer for sustainable farming is creating 300 jobs in Port Augusta, South Australia, with a ten-year contract won to grow tomatoes for Coles supermarkets.
An annual competition in the United Arab Emirates, UAE Drones for Good Award, acknowledges both this dark reputation and that things are changing. Competition finalists this year pitched benefits for unmanned aerial vehicles from conservation support to medical deliveries, as well as farming help.
The last is do you know that Windows apparently used to help agricultural field.