From machine learning in spraying technologies to drones that can monitor 1,000 acres on a single battery, there’s no doubt that agtech is increasingly integrating hi-tech. However, not all brilliant agricultural technologies have to sound like they came straight out of a sci-fi novel. We’ve identified three pieces of agtech that are easy to use, will improve the sustainability of your farm and can be implemented at relatively low cost.
- Improve Agricultural Input Efficacy
Imagine if you could increase the delivery and efficacy of your natural agricultural inputs, meaning that biologicals could perform as well as synthetic chemicals. Traditional spraying methods can result in unnecessary waste as only a small percentage of the solution permeates the cell walls and is delivered to the right place. A new revolutionary biotech innovation is making the delivery of active ingredients to target cells more efficiently and effectively. The result is growers spraying less, without sacrificing efficacy, while improving on-farm savings and sustainable practices. To learn more, check out this article.
- Get Instant Visual of Your Fields
Get easy, instant access to remote surveillance of your fields in your hands. A new program provides growers with a full visualization of fields, highlighting where resources are needed and tracks crop performance. The automated system also notifies you of your crops’ health and helps quantify potential risks. With an ultra-high-resolution imaging network, it allows you to only send boots out into the field where further assessment is needed, saving you considerable manpower. Read more about this new software here.
- Manage Your Farm’s Water Budget
Improve your farm’s sustainable practices with the latest technologies in irrigation management. A new innovative process for calculating personalized water budgets makes it easy to quantify and manage your farm’s water usage. The program analyzes a multitude of factors including consumption, subsurface deliveries, and weather, to produce a comprehensive water budget. In addition, a customizable dashboard allows you quick and focused access to the information you need and notifies you of any important changes in real-time. Read more about new water management technologies here.