Technology at the service of agriculture
We have been around for millennia now. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors lived from agriculture and livestock. Even today, all our food depends on these essential activities. The methods applied in these sectors, especially agriculture, are constantly evolving and that’s not going to stop anytime soon. The objective is, on one hand, to optimize harvests and on the other hand, to facilitate the work of farmers. Discover how technology is at the service of agriculture.
The evolution of the agricultural sector: when technology takes over
New technologies have been gradually integrating the agricultural sector in recent years. Sensors, automated systems, drones or management applications… Many connected gadgets are now available to assist farmers. From a global point of view, here are their advantages:
- Facilitation of the control of crops and their environment;
- Speeding up decision-making in case of problems;
- Reduced agricultural labour costs.
Connected objects for optimized resource management
Discover some connected objects that can be used in the agricultural sector:
Connected sensors measure key parameters in real time. They collect different types of data, such as:
- Air or soil temperature;
- Soil moisture content;
- Soil pH;
This information is transmitted to dedicated applications or software via the Internet. Farmers can therefore consult them in real time on a computer or smartphone. Thus, they no longer have to travel to perform measurements manually. Their job then becomes easier. But above all, they detect possible anomalies at the right time. They can therefore make the decisions and intervene before the situation escalates. It is also possible to install cameras to monitor the farm in real time.
There are also automated devices that you can control from your smartphone. Among them, irrigation systems, fans or pumps. You just need to go to the dedicated app to turn them on or off. Their main advantages? Considerable time saving and reduced labor costs. The farmer no longer needs to hire staff to perform certain tasks. This should have a positive impact on the price of products for sale.
Drones make it possible to monitor plantations in real time. For example, these devices help identify:
- Plant diseases and abnormalities;
- Invasions of insects or fungi;
- Other physical problems related to crops and their environments.
They are especially useful for large-scale crops.
Finally, today there are intelligent applications that can analyze data in record time. They help farmers make decisions to:
- Improve soil quality;
- Optimize harvests, in quantity and quality.
Modernizing your operations is always possible!
Are you a farmer? We strongly advise you to integrate these new technologies. They will help you meet the needs and requirements of consumers. They will make your job easier and they will allow you to compete at scale. At Appwapp, we can develop the right technologies for your farming business. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information about our services.