Precision Agriculture (PA) is an approach to farm management that uses information technology (IT) to ensure that the crops and soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health and productivity.
Precision Farming…can help you meet large demands of your farm through the use of technology. You have the control from the tip of your fingers. You can enhance your farming efficiency and improve your everyday planning, decision making, and strategy. With precision farming solutions, you can tailor your resources to suit your needs and overall improve yields, accuracy and increase productivity. We teamed up with Case IH and New Holland to deliver you exceptional farming solutions through their equipment.
Precision farming helps to determine the right amount of fertilizer, in the right place, according to variable recommendations. It is an ideal solution to attract farming project investors who require an attractive return on revenue, while managing your risk in crop production.
Precision Farming Fundamental Tools:-
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- Geographic Information System (GIS)
- Remote sensing
- Satellite and airborne hyper-spectral imagery ◦
- Radiometric and geophysical sensing
- Yield monitors
- Variable-rate technologies
- Proximal soil sensors
- Electromagnetic induction
- Visible-near infrared spectroscopy
Precision farming services :-
- Soil analysis to help manage soil fertility
- Soil physical properties measurement to help determine crop potential and tillage practice, as well as farm layouts
- Plant analysis to evaluate and manage the nutrient status of a crop during the growing season
- Water analysis to help determine risks involved in Irrigation
Precision Farming gives you all five stages in farm management:-
- Precision Farming generates automatic, accurate farm data in real time from sensors, GPS devices, flow meters etc, and automatically uploads this information.
- Complementaty data can be added manually in the Precision system if required. With many other systems, farm data has to be entered by hand.
- Every modern farm information system stores data securely in the cloud. What’s important is that the data stored is accurate, complete and immediate. Inaccurate, incomplete paper records moved to the cloud are still inaccurate and incomplete.
- Precision reports are fact-based and can be audited back to their source data, whereas reports generated from imperfect manual records can result in compliance submissions to councils and other reports being inaccurate. And accurate reports are the foundation of accurate decisions.
- Precision enables farmers to then implement their decisions electronically, whether that be ordering a spreader, turning off a pump or starting an irrigator. These electronic orders then send completion records back to step 1 to start the cycle again.