Do you know that 37% of the Earth surface is used for agricultural purposes? Maintaining and increasing of our effectiveness in agriculture is one of the biggest problems for humanity. Why is that? Because the population keeps growing, and so do its needs.
Along with the growth of population, the food problem related to lack of edible resources is increasing. Extension of sown areas at the expense of cutting forests and drying of water bodies is a mere imitation of solving the problem. The most effective step is to implement modern technologies, which will allow getting maximum yield from a crop from minimum area of a field. At present, this technology is precision agriculture based on geographic information system (GIS). It allows:
- To make precise measurements of fields;
- To install autopilots on equipment and machinery;
- To monitor condition of crops;
- To monitor vegetation index;
- To use resources based on monitoring and observation;
- To stop cultivation of marginal lands;
- To use systems of differentiated fertilizers application and means of plant protection.
Systems of precision agriculture have been used in Asia and the USA for many years. The key point of the concept is consideration of heterogeneity on one field. To identify this heterogeneity one uses global positioning systems (GPS, GLONASS), special sensors, videos from agro UAVs, photos from satellites, micro lasers for precise chemical analysis of soil. To analyze and process the collected data, special programs for agricultural management based on geographic information system (GIS) are used. The information is used to plan sowing, calculate doses of fertilizers and means of plant protection, needed to be applied, for more precise forecast of yield and calculation of expenses on materials. Precision agriculture requires taking into account local peculiarities of soil (quantitative and qualitative assessment of fertile layer of soil) and climate conditions. In some cases it allows easily finding out local reasons of diseases.
As a result, precision agriculture provides increase in yield, as well as helps to decrease expenses on fertilizers and herbicides, which makes plant and animal products more ecologically clean and healthier. It makes much sense, since the main directions of agriculture in the future will be production of organic and ecologically clean food, as well as environmental conscience and decrease of wastes!
InterAGRO shares these values and organizes an oasis of modern technologies for precision agriculture at the exhibition – IT-Corner. Here you will be able to see and test developments of the leading Ukrainian AgroIT companies and software for them.
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IF you have your own AgroIT tools and want to demonstrate them, please, contact the Management team of InterAGRO exhibition!