Agriculture, like any field of economy, is undergoing changes. During meetings for farmers, the issue of agriculture 4.0 is often raised. What is the meaning of this concept?
The fourth revolution of agriculture is also referred to as digital transformation of Polish countryside. It is related, among others, to the increasing number of electronic devices which support work in the field. What advantages does modern technology bring with it? In which fields of agriculture is it the most useful and what changes are waiting for us in the future?
In the fourth revolution of agriculture the most valuable information is information, in fact hundreds or even thousands of parameters on the basis of which the most effective strategy of action is planned. The more information, the more precise actions can be taken. In agriculture 4.0, precision is the key word from which everything begins. The smartphone, tablet and computer are the tools of the modern farmer. Sophisticated software analyzes huge amounts of data in real time and suggests the best solutions, taking into account many variable factors. What can you use them for?
The more we know, the better we can plan our activities. This, in turn, directly translates into the efficiency of our work and its results.
Unmanned aerial vehicles have established themselves for good in virtually all uniformed services. Nowadays, they are increasingly used in agriculture as well. Industrial drones are equipped with intelligent control systems and a capacious battery, thanks to which they can fly for up to several dozen minutes. For what purposes can they be used?
Unmanned aerial vehicles provide a lot of valuable information that can take a farm to a new level of management. Although we can see them on a small portion of farms for now, they are sure to become more popular in the near future.
Sophisticated software collects data from multiple sensors and analyzes soil quality, soil moisture, weather, the amount of crop protection products used, and more. Based on this, the profitability of crops can be estimated, among other things. The program can also analyze all expenses incurred, making it a great tool for optimizing crop costs. Better management of capital makes it possible to implement planned investments faster and benefit from them earlier.
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