Covid-19 has further led us to the vulnerable agricultural landscape. By maximizing the use of technology, precision agriculture is believed to be one method in farming that can achieve efficiency and productivity in this difficult time.
Let’s find out how it can benefit farmers! These are 4 advantages of applying precision agriculture for farmers:
1. Reducing Expenditure By 30% On Agriculture
The agricultural sector has noticed the impact of technological developments such as Machine learning (ML) modeling, drones and AI robots, and integrated data analysis on the farming sector. A study has shown that incorporating AI into farming operations has led to a 30% drop in expenditure on farming.
AI-driven bots and drones fasten the process of harvesting crops with greater care, resulting in better productivity outputs.
2. Addressing an Estimated $43 Billion Losses From Crop Lost
Due to weeds, farmers suffer losses of up to billions each year. With the use and the combination of more efficient AI-driven weeding robots and drones, farmers are allowed to:
- apply chemicals with greater precision
- collect data analysis
- receive early alerts on the appearance of invasive weeds
A study in the US has proven that AI-supported precision farming can address an estimated $43 billion losses from crop loss due to weeds and ultimately help farmers keep weeds under control.
3. Allowing Farmers to Monitor All Crops in the Field And Soil Condition
Precision farming enables farmers to monitor all crops and soil conditions. It can be carried out with the support of AI-driven drones equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors that are strategically placed in the farm. Additionally, farmers can process the data and create applicable decisions.
4. Cutting Maintenance Costs While Protecting the Environment
Data from the AI helps farmers know when to use fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, how much is needed, and where and when they can get the best results, leading to maintenance costs savings. Additionally, it reduces the number of chemicals released into the environment.
It can be concluded that precision farming is a modern method in agriculture practice beneficial to farmers to achieve efficiency and increase productivity, especially in the midst of this pandemic.
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