Emerging Tech-Those Top Trends In the Farmers’ World
The United States has over 2 million farms in it and this may be a fact that may be hidden to some. In as much as the number of farmers in the United States has somehow dropped, there is still a demand for up to date agricultural technologies.
Read on and see some of the top technological trends affecting the agricultural sector that you need to know of going into the new year.
As we seek to know more on these, we would do well knowing what agricultural technology actually is. By and large, agricultural technologies, as well known as “agtech” is where scientific methods are employed to help crops grow.
Generally considering the fact that there is such a demand for fresh produce from the farms, it is important that the farming industry is as well equipped well enough with the latest of the agricultural machinery and tech. This is precisely why agricultural technology is so essential.
Other than this, it is to be noted as well that the modern day consumer, the millenials, are indeed thorough and particular when it comes to transparency in the agricultural industry and as well the fact that satellite technology is indeed benefiting a number of the smaller farms out there. And as a matter of fact, a good percentage of the present day farmers are the millenials, about 8% of the farmers being millenials. This actually tells the reason as to why today you will see the use of a number of technological developments in practicing farming today, some of these being such as the use of drones, sensors and robots all that have certainly taken the practice of farming to a whole new level.
Statistics actually tell of the fact that in the year 2016 alone, the American farming industry spent a sum going as high as 12.6 billion on self driving machinery alone. Looking at the projections of the coming year, the small scale farmers, up to 15% of them, actually have plans for using satellite farming. Read on and see some of the benefits of the use of agricultural technology.
There are certainly advantages that follow modern technology in agriculture.
The first of these is looking at the fact that these technologies actually sees farmers be in a position to grow more crops in a single season and harvest. On top of this is the fact that these technologies as well allow for better disease resistance.