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Agriculture Technology – The Next Phase

The rapid rise of drone usage in agriculture has presaged another technological shift, where AI technology and plant immunity combine to work towards better labor efficiency and harvest quality.

With industrial advancements popping up daily, agriculture is on the front lines when it comes to disruptive, transformative tech. In addition to precision agriculture, Blockchain technology is going to be the future of this industry.

More crops will now have sensors to inform farmers on administering the proper amount of fertilizer and at what frequency. Optical sensors or drones can also identify the crops health from across the field by using infra-red light.

The global middle-income population stands at 3.2Bn with 88% of growth from Asia. Rising incomes demand dietary protein. Meat production needs to double by 2050. Achievements only possible through innovative efficiency driven by agricultural technology.

With electric utility costs rising dramatically in recent years for the agriculture sector and the availability of more advanced energy efficient technologies, this is a critical time to find a sustainable and economical energy solution for agribusinesses.

Agriculture is an industry that is about to be disrupted from several market-changer technologies, including IoT monitoring, IoT condition management and prevention, in addition to data-driven genetically modified solutions.

Using remote-sensed data can help agribusinesses get a better sense of how crops are performing in real-time and building apps around it can even notify them when something is wrong.

Consumers are increasingly demanding fresh, local food. The market for local food has grown four times faster than industrial agriculture in the past decade. So, why is locally sourced food still only 3% of all the food we consume?

Low-Power, Wide Area (LPWA) sensor networks are giving farmers 24/7 visibility of soil and crop health, machinery in use, storage conditions, animal behavior and energy consumption on a single dashboard.

A growing population is demanding consistent, high-quality produce year-round. Controlled environment agriculture is the future of farming and peri-urban hydroponic greenhouses are best positioned to address these demands.

It’s becoming cost effective to gather comprehensive on-farm data, analyse it and then use artificial intelligence to deliver the optimal decision direct to the farmer via mobile devices.