Vol. 8, Special Issue 4 (2019)
Emerging technologies in agriculture: A review
Author(s): Harmandeep Kaur and Harpreet Kaur
Abstract: Technology is truly transforming every aspect of human lives, and farming is no exception. Agriculture technology will become ever more computerized in the decades ahead. The demand for innovative farm technology is high, and when inventors show results, modern farmers automatically show willingness to embrace those inventions and new techniques. Soil water sensors can detect moisture and nitrogen levels, and the farmer can use this information to determine when to water and fertilize rather than rely on a predetermined schedule. That results in more efficient use of resources and lowered costs, but it makes farm more environment friendly by conserving water, limiting erosion and reducing fertilizer levels in local rivers and lakes. Weather tracking technology can give farmers enough advanced notice of frost, hail and other weather that they can take precautions to protect the crops or at least mitigate losses to a significant degree. Satellite imagery, images in resolutions of 5-meter-pixels and even greater let a farmer examine crops closely. Even reviewing images on a weekly basis can save a farm a considerable amount of time and money. Vertical farming a component of urban agriculture is the practice of producing food in vertically stacked layers. This offers many advantages, most obvious is the ability to grow within urban environments and thus have fresher foods available faster and at lower costs. Hence, agriculture is entering into world of technology at greater pace.
How to cite this article:
Harmandeep Kaur and Harpreet Kaur. Emerging technologies in agriculture: A review. 2019; 8(4S): 29-31.