Agriculture technology and AgTech, has the ability to impact the world for decades to come. With population growth growing at an increasing rate, maximized productivity and optimization of land space in agriculture is becoming especially important. This is where AgTech comes in.
Some advancements in the agriculture tech space include hyperspectral imaging, big data, and machine learning to help farmers make better decisions in crop management.
BioCarbon Engineering is making moves with drone technology in agriculture. they’ve been able to decrease seed planting costs significantly.
This method of seed planting is almost 10 times faster than humans planting trees by hand and can potentially decrease overall costs by half.
Ultrasonic echoing and LiDAR allow drones to avoid running into obstacles around them during flight. it’s now feasible for drones to fly at low enough altitudes to spray pesticides
Overall Analysis of Crop Fields
Agriculture is one industry where the importance of big data isn’t emphasized enough. Using hyperspectral imagingtechnology, farmers can attain incredibly useful information that would help them maximize their operations.
Depending on the imaging method, drones can help farmers do the following: assess crop health, spot fungal infections on trees, locate growth bottlenecks, locate poor irrigation, and gather general information on environmental conditions.
Keeping track of every square meter of land simply wasn’t feasible in the past. Fortunately, drones help change that. Having eyes-in-the-sky proves to be an especially powerful tool for farmers who have trouble keeping track of different metrics.
It’s only a matter of time until it’s an industry standard to integrate drones in agriculture. With the growing information age, the time is perfect for drones, coupled with imaging technology like hyperspectral imaging, to come in and disrupt the farming industry.