AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

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It is a technique that enables soil and product management to increase agricultural productivity, more economical use of resources and minimizing the damage to the environment. In this context, it is aimed to abandon the classical production and implement an application form that handles the land with a non-homogeneous variable approach. The main element aimed here is to use the inputs applied in agricultural production in the required place, time and amount.

 

What is the Purpose of Smart Agriculture?

 

Smart agriculture is a modern agricultural production technology based on the needs of an agricultural enterprise that differ in terms of location and time in the area where crops are planted, taking into account these location and time criteria. Smart agriculture aims to prevent waste of resources, to increase the gross return of the product and to minimize the environmental pollution caused by production with the use of improved information and control systems. Smart farming techniques can be used in almost every period of plant production, from tillage to harvest.

 

The goals of smart agriculture include reducing the costs of chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides; protecting the environment by reducing these uses; providing high quantity and quality products; providing a more effective information flow for business and aquaculture decisions and establishing a record order in agriculture.

 

What are the Opportunities of Smart Agriculture?

 

Agricultural productivity rises to a much higher level with the reflection of the last industrial revolution in the world, namely Industry 4.0 process, in the use of technology, on agricultural technologies. In this process, tractors and the equipment they are connected to communicate with each other throughout the entire production process. With digital agriculture, it is possible to see in detail and in real time in which part of the field, to what extent and what kind of fertilizers should be put, what kind of spraying will be done, the irrigation time of the plants, the condition of the soil, the estimated harvest time. Thus, it accelerates Agriculture 4.0 applications.

 

In smart agriculture applications; “Technology” can be utilized in soil analysis, tillage, planting, fertilization, spraying, monitoring of crop conditions and harvesting processes more effectively. Detection, monitoring, control, data transfer and decision support systems are necessary technologies for smart agriculture applications.

 

What are Smart Agriculture Applications?

 

Sensors, remote sensing drone and satellite technologies, artificial intelligence, robot technologies and image processing technologies can be listed as smart agriculture applications. Being able to measure the temperature of the soil and air with sensors enables more conscious and deliberate applications in works such as irrigation and spraying. Regional forecasts can be reached with local meteorological stations. Thus, farmers can make decisions with better control over the weather conditions in their region. Smart irrigation systems are also one of the technologies that make life easier and save water. Now there are systems that can be controlled even from a mobile phone. Farmers have the chance to irrigate their fields from where they are, without the hassle and expense of going to the field. With satellite image processing systems, it is possible to determine the productivity of the land and the factors affecting this efficiency without ever going to the land. It can detect diseases and pests very easily with image processing technologies. In addition, with smart agricultural applications, it can see in detail and in real time in which part of the field, how much and what kind of fertilizers should be put, what kind of spraying will be done, the irrigation time of the plants, the condition of the soil, the estimated harvest time.

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