The global population is growing at an unprecedented pace, creating a rapidly increasing demand for food production. The traditional methods of farming have proven to be insufficient in meeting the rising demand. However, with modern agricultural practices using smart farming technology, we have the potential to address these issues.
Farming has evolved significantly over the years, with new equipment and advancements in agriculture technology. One of the latest developments in agriculture technology is precision agriculture, which uses various technologies to optimize crop production and improve yield. Precision agriculture involves the use of data analysis, mapping tools, satellite positioning systems, and other technologies in conjunction with traditional farming techniques.
Agriculture is experiencing a remarkable change as technology is developing at an unprecedented pace. Smart agriculture which encompass the use of internet of things (IoT), robots, and big data analytics is rapidly gaining momentum. But with such advanced technologies, comes the responsibility to sustainably manage natural resources for future generations. Sustainability is key to ensuring that farming remains viable and resilient as well as protect our planet’s biodiversity and climate.
Fortunately, with advances in technology, farmers can now implement smart irrigation systems (SIS) that reduce water waste and increase crop yield. SIS uses various sensors, analytics, and automation technologies, such as moisture sensors, weather forecasts, and artificial intelligence algorithms, to optimize watering. This article explores the benefits of implementing SIS solutions and ways to overcome limitations associated with their implementation.