Constant monitoring is not a new method for farmers. However, in precise farming, it levels up to a new stage of accuracy and data diversity you can get when using them.
- Using NDVI (a special index for crop health determination) with the help of drones, satellite photos or just special mobile devices is a way to get the full data about crop’s growth, weed infestation or emerging diseases of crops.
- Creating forecasts according to the data of satellites, drones and field machinery equipped with special sensors is also an efficient method for the current season and long-term perspective. With precision farming technology, you can collect various data from the germination of crops to the level of soil fertilization or moisturising, and air humidity. All these data can be used then in special software solutions for scheduling, forecasting and planning routines.
There are various solutions both for local data analyses and multi-users data platforms as you may be in need for implementing all these technologies. The first option is a key precision agriculture technology for a farm as it helps to collect data from all the devices and machinery on a certain farm to provide full-fledged analyses and forecasting. The second option is, actually, a more global source where various farming data can be obtained by users and provided by them.