Today, there are always new developments in the agricultural sector. Sufficient food is essential for the growing world population, which is expected to be 9.5 billion by 2050. The new smart agricultural technologies help us to overcome this issue. Industry 4.0 also led us to use technology in agriculture. For this reason, practices that we call modern and smart agriculture rather than traditional techniques in the agricultural sector will come to the fore in the coming years.
What is Smart Agriculture?
Agriculture sector also continuously improves itself to overcome the difficulties brought by the increasing population. Smart technologies’ common goal is to increase efficiency and, while doing so, not to damage natural resources as much as possible. The use of technology to use water more efficiently, which is an essential parameter in agriculture, is an example. One of the areas where smart agriculture contributes the most is the opportunity to grow many crops in specific agricultural land and control and monitor infrastructure suitable for each crop.
Smart agriculture uses sensors, drones, artificial intelligence, robots, and precision measurement devices in farming. Thus, it contributes to the development of farms in monitoring, control, detection, storage, cultivation, soil structure, and pest control.
Smart Agricultural Techniques and Advantages
- By installing imaging systems such as satellites and drones, agricultural land productivity is increased to the highest level. Visual technologies also facilitate the detection of agricultural pests. Data collection with drone images provides better detection in the land.
- Sensors are also used in smart agriculture. Sensors measure the weather, soil temperature precisely in the farmlands, providing a more efficient process. Also, sensors monitor animal health precisely in animal farms.
- Intelligent technologies benefit agriculture at all stages, such as irrigation, fertilization, maintenance, soil, and harvest.
- Smart agriculture’s primary goal is to reduce the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, so the environment is not harmed.
- In the future, by using more robots and artificial intelligence in agriculture, precision agriculture practices increase productivity and time savings.
- Smart farming techniques help develop and provide more efficient organic farming.
- Technology is used to recycle waste to eliminate environmental problems with smart agriculture.
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