For more than 10,000 years our farmers have cultivated crops using trial and error, received wisdom and how the soil feels when they rub in their hands. Only recently in history, mechanisation revolutionised the countryside with machinery and replaced farm animals with tractors.
New farming revolution is triggered by the adoption of Innovative new technologies: satellites feed, high precision data sets, smart sensors and a range of IT applications combined with high-tech engineering – could produce upto 3X the regular yield.
Yes, You are wrong. Precision Farming is just NOT about = Sensors or Introducing an ERP solution.
Precision Farming is about managing & understanding various parameters in the field accurately to grow more food using fewer resources and reducing farming costs.
All parameters of the environment – Air, soil, weather, vegetation, water , Minerals– vary from place to place. And all these factors determine crop growth and farming success. Farmers have always been aware of this, but they lacked the tools to measure, map and manage these variations precisely. Thus, Precision Farming can make a difference to food production & certainly help farmers to realize more.
Several Components are required for Precision Farming like understanding soil, water content , temperature via various smart sensors – not just from 1 single place, but from various places of the land parcel. This is monitored real-time corrective steps are taken from time to time. Technology is leveraged to take photos of crops and yields randomly via cameras (like drone or surveillance systems) this helps to understand the on-set of any parasite attacks etc.
Advance information like Weather conditions are factored predictive and decision making via systems helps to harvest the crop on time or plan precautionary steps just before the rains etc. It starts from picking up the best seeds to start with, time to germinate and from their own managing each cycle of growth – the natural way using best technology.
Today, there are various models of introducing Precision Farming. Out of Box and Customised Solution. Techuva Solution’s IoT Team has designed customised ERP & IoT Solution to handle precision farming in effective model.
a) Various Sensors monitor real-time parameters.
b) SDN-IoT Solution which can be customized , monitored and controlled remotely.
c) Real-Time, Offline Notifications , Alarms
d) Predictive Weather monitoring solution and feeds from various satellite stations
e) Video Surveillance , Drone Feed
f) Predictive Harvesting Cycles, Climate Condition monitoring, Historical Data Reports
g) Weather Proof IoT Solutions to suit various climatic conditions and needs.
h) Completely Self-Sustained solution (Self Powered, Automatic Data Transmission, Fail Safe, Zero Maintenance) + No Local IT Infrastructure Required.
Key Takeaways to Precision Farming
a) Greater sustainability
b) Higher productivity
c) Economic benefits
d) Environmental protection
Essentially,Precision Farming has moved from good science to good practice – and has witnessed unprecedented growth around the globe.
So Precision Farming is not just a technology keyword, but its the “WAY OF LIFE and WAY FORWARD for FARMING !”
Talk to Techuva’s IoT Team for free consultation / idea discussion.
-Techuva Architecture Team