Top 3 modern agriculture technologies

Today, the use of modern technology in agriculture is no longer optional. New technological solutions can help farmers increase crop yields, reduce the use of chemicals, minimize operational costs, and make up for labor shortages. Farmers all over the world are embracing new agriculture technologies, which is evidenced by the fact that the Agriculture Technology-as-a-Service market is expected to exceed $4 billion by 2027.

So, today we’re going to take a closer look at three of the most popular agriculture technologies: We have asked Alexey Bogatyryev, FieldBee CTO who has 10 years of experience in IT for agriculture about the most beneficial and popular modern agriculture technologies.

“Autonomous solutions will help save human resources and improve the quality of work. But it is still not for all farmers. Today, centimeter precision in agricultural procedures, internet on the field, and up-to-date information from satellite systems can help farmers with decision making.” – Alexey Bogatyryev, FieldBee CTO

Drones

The use of agriculture drones allows farmers to evaluate crop height and biomass, determine the presence of weeds on the field, and measure soil water saturation remotely. Drones can also be used to carry out hazardous tasks such as insecticide application without exposing humans to dangerous chemicals. While drones can provide significantly more accurate information than satellites, the latter technology is still a much better choice for monitoring and mapping large areas of land.

Data from satellites

Information provided by modern satellite imagery allows farmers to evaluate plant health, determine the percentage of wilting plants, and calculate the amount of vegetation on the fields. Additionally, agriculture professionals can use Normalized Difference RedEdge (NDRE) and Modified Soil-Adjusted Vegetation Index (MSAVI) to remotely determine soil nitrogen content and reduce the background impact of soil quality on early plant development.

Precision agriculture software

Today, farmers can utilize mobile and web applications to create detailed maps of their fields, save information about past agricultural procedures, and compile reports. This software also allows farmers to utilize GPS or GNSS navigation together with autosteering technology to improve the precision of agricultural machinery and optimize seeding, harvesting, and fertilizer application procedures.

FieldBee is one of the leading companies in the field of precision agriculture. Our web and mobile apps are available in both free and paid versions. Plus, farmers can purchase our autosteering systems, RTK GNSS receivers, and base stations to achieve centimeter precision for all field operations.

Final words about top agriculture technologies

New agriculture technologies are revolutionizing farming practices all around the world. Today, farmers can utilize satellite imagery, precision farming software, GPS and GNSS signals, and drones to minimize waste, reduce negative environmental impacts, increase crop yields, and make their businesses more profitable.
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