As India being, an agricultural country, farming is an integral part of our living, economy, and development. 80% of the population of the country is living in rural areas where farming is the main source of livelihood.
The farmer yields and raises a variety of agricultural crops like vegetables, grains, flowers, and the list goes on.
What is the importance of precision farming?
Climate change is the biggest concern. Unfortunate uncanny environmental changes like weather change, drought, emission of CO2 from industries, etc. have impacted farming. Even after putting in so much hard work, farmers are not able to yield expected crops.
Even after so much development in agriculture, 95% of farmers still rely on traditional farming techniques and not following modern proven techniques. This has resulted in less profit and sometimes even a loss for formers.
We all know that climate is changing and it’s alarming for all of us. With the increasing population, food and crop demand are increasing. Relying on traditional agricultural techniques is not affordable.
Here is a listing of some modern farming techniques for quality cultivation in seasonal and non-seasonable durations and to increase profit.
What is the technique used for modern farming?
To curb this challenge, more core companies are assisting farmers with some modern (precision) farming techniques.
Farmers can follow these precision farming techniques to operate and to yield high-quality crops.
Precision Farming Techniques (or Methods):
- Greenhouse (or polyhouse) farming technique
- Smart irrigation technique
- Automatic and intelligent weather monitoring technique
- Automatic pest control technique and other more smart farming techniques
In India, these precision agriculture techniques are operated based on smartphones, the internet of things (IoT), smart farming sensors, global positioning systems (GPS), drones, robotics, satellites and etc.
In horticulture crops, the role of precision agriculture technologies are very essential and beneficial for crop farming profits and the adoption of precision farming.
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