As we have already seen in other articles, there are numerous types of agriculture depending on the way of management and the objective it pursues. Today we are going to talk about a type of modern agriculture that helps improve yield with the help of technology. It is about precision agriculture . It is a branch of agriculture that is becoming increasingly famous in the agricultural sector. And it uses modern technology such as sensors, given in real time, monitoring, use of satellites, remote sensing, drones, GIS software, soil mapping, etc.
The objective of agriculture has always been to be able to produce the largest number of crops in the shortest possible time and at the lowest cost. For this reason, modern technology is increasingly used to optimize all the variables used in agriculture. With a way to better control all the variables that affect crops and their growth, we can help produce more. Among this technology we find running use of satellites, remote sensing, drones that are capable of monitoring crops, a mapping of soils where large amounts of information that are recorded by the GIS software and a long etcetera are contained.
There are many productive sectors that are committed to new technologies. We are talking about sectors such as the food industry, medicine, automotive and other sectors where technology is revolutionizing the system. In this case, we try to improve performance, improve products and their quality, save costs, reduce emissions,etc. It can be said that precision agriculture is a type of agriculture that makes use of information and communication technologies for crop management. Thanks to this use of technologies, a great amount of precision can be obtained in the situation of the crop. In this way, it is possible to optimize the use of resources to the maximum, save on costs and dose with great precision the applications of inputs such as water, fertilizers and plant protection, among others.