What is precision farming?
It is an efficient alternative for the producer, through which new information technologies are applied to agricultural techniques. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact and improve crop productivity.
Today, it is a tool that uses adapted equipment and devices, thanks to electronic technology and the use of software, such as digital applications.
With the software agricultural, producers can solve tasks of great complexity, in addition to providing a database, and makes the processes more efficient and faster to help them in making decisions.
With the use of these technologies, the producer is able to organize and collect all kinds of information on irrigation water, physical environment, pest control, fertilizer use, resource optimization, prevention of possible losses, payroll, fertilizers, rainfall, risk management, expenses and environmental parameters.
Advantages of precision farming
- Information gathering: It offers the opportunity to gather as much data as possible in real time about the different variables that affect crops. This results in the farmer gaining greater control over the production units. Fortunately, today, the agricultural sector has technologies such as agricultural drones that provide reliable information on the state of crops. With this technology, it is possible to know which areas require more agricultural products, without wasting pesticides that pollute the environment and the health of the workers.
- Knowledge of every detail: It helps to know what is happening with the field conditions every minute, allowing you to detect any contingency and act accordingly. For example, it offers the ability to understand why certain areas of the field do not produce or generate fewer results than expected, so that decisions can be made to improve the situation.
Allows for lower costs, since less labor and fewer products, such as fertilizers, herbicides or seeds, are required.
Ensures higher returns on inputs, leading to excellent profitability for growers and businesses, who are freeing up their time to focus on business operations to make their fields more profitable and to plan for expansion.
Ensures a much higher product quality standard, thanks to the fact that crop requirements can be met in a strict and organized manner.
One of them is water, plus it offers the implementation of simpler production processes.
Decreased impact on the planet:
Reduces environmental pollution, as fewer agrochemicals are used and the producer can ensure that the agricultural inputs applied actually enter the plant and do not affect the environment in other areas.
It is able to make an analysis of the water stress level of crops and the pest situation in the area.
Ability to increase prices:
Can boost land values.
- Improvement of the quality of life: Especially producers, as they have more free time to spend with their families and to relax. Gone is the concept of difficult and exhausting work.
These are the main advantages of precision agriculture, having technological tools and applications can mean a before and after in this sector. If you would like to find out how Cedesa can help you, please contact us.