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How Can Agrarians Use Location Technology?

By Enterprise Technology Review | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Location technology allows farmers to navigate their fields and manage crops precisely, making way for cost-efficiency, and increased yield.    

FREMONT, CA: Modern-day farmers use sophisticated agriculture technology because they can save time and money. Because crops are location-based, it makes location technology an extremely relevant tool for farmers. Location technology enables real-time data collection, giving accurate position information, which in turn leads to efficient analysis and the use of large amounts of agricultural data. Today, many farmers use location technology to enhance their farming activities. See how.

Plowing is something that the location technology is making easier to do. Along with modern navigation technology and other automatic steering systems, location technology can help farmers place furrows in their field with great precision. When the field is already plowed, location information is used to precisely place seeds and saplings within the created furrows. This helps farmers save time and avoid wastage of seeds and saplings. Fertilization is also done with the same method, as location technology can identify areas that are nutrient-deficient and help farmers apply the right amount of fertilizer.

Sensor Technology

Relying on visual cues is difficult when trying to determine the boundaries of a farm. Location technology makes field mapping more manageable and helps agrarians overcome any challenges that they face while working in their fields. With this, farmers can see what crops are growing where and how much. Location technology can also be used to monitor yields. The crop monitoring system utilizes a mass sensor for measuring the harvested weight of the crop.

 

Like any other business, agriculture requires efficient use of available resources. Location systems provide a number of cost-effective alternatives to conventional methods of planting, raising, and harvesting crops. Lower costs mean higher potential profits.  Location-based device manufacturers are developing several tools to help agribusinesses become more productive and efficient in their farming activities. Farmers and agriculture service providers can expect greater rewards as location technology continues to evolve.

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