Precision Farming: Tools and Techniques
Although there are numerous precision farming technologies available, none of them can replace the professional knowledge of persons who work in the agricultural industry since they all provide essential support in improving performance. Cutting-edge technologies use integrative frameworks to collect data and implement a series of actions to increase productivity: let’s look at the most important ones.
Tools for gathering data
Crop health demands a significant amount of effort to monitor, especially when they span broad areas. Field production is rarely uniform; some places are significantly more productive than others. This might be due to multiple factors such as soil quality, the presence of parasites and fungi, or irrigation issues: it’s critical to recognize these causes quickly to address all productivity issues.
Crop tracking via satellite
Satellite crop monitoring is a method that allows farmers to continuously check the health of their farms by analyzing multispectral imaging from high-resolution satellite photos and triggering any alarm bells.
The satellites can detect particular wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, such as visible and near-infrared (NIR) bands, making this possible. In practice, they may “photograph” sunlight reflected by plants and soil to create field photography, which provides data on essential factors like vegetative development, soil humidity, and temperature.
The health of the plants is determined using factors like The NDVI. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index is a tool for identifying photosynthetically active plants. It helps pinpoint photosynthetically active and healthy plants. The Normalized Difference Moisture Index (NDMI) is another valuable measure of determining plant water stress by measuring moisture rate.
Crop monitoring systems
Crop monitoring systems allow farmers to maintain constant control over even huge areas or fields far apart from one another by programming a series of automated interventions that would enable them to intervene quickly, identifying stress factors that would otherwise be difficult to detect. Not to mention that, in addition to revealing problem areas, continuous monitoring helps farmers to verify the outcomes of corrective activities implemented over time.
Crop2x role in Precision farming
We provide data-driven crop monitoring tools which play as tools of precision agriculture to help farmers and agricultural companies double-crop growth and implement techniques used in precision farming to ensure the long-term sustainability of output.
Crop2X integrates Artificial Intelligence and agricultural-specific tools to provide data-driven insights on soil, land, and weather conditions to boost yields and cut expenses. We offer real-time monitoring and advice on soil, fertilizer content, water management, and pest prevention and control.