Farmers make many important decisions each day. By collecting data and having more information, these decisions will be easier and more precise. In the future, sensors and robots will collect more information on pests and weather, and make recommendations on important farming decisions. These are called data-driven decisions.
Drones can be used to apply pesticides very accurately to a field. The drones have sensors to apply more or less in different sections of the crop, based on what its needs are.
Artificial intelligence is the ability of machines to learn after doing something and adjusting to new information. Crop monitoring robots equipped with artificial intelligence can learn to tell the difference between plants and weeds, apply herbicides, pull weeds, or identify a harmful insect and apply a micro-dose, which is a very small amount of the correct insecticide.
Crop monitoring robots have begun to be developed.
There is a shortage of people that have the correct skills to work on farms. How can we solve this problem? Technology! Autonomous, or self-driving seeders, combines, and sprayers don’t need to have a driver. They are programmed by the farmer to travel within a certain area and use GPS and sensors to stay within the field lines. Another added bonus is that this driverless equipment doesn’t need to eat or sleep and can work many hours, days, or weeks at a time, as long as it doesn’t need maintenance or repair. This means more time, sleep, and healthier living for the farmer!
Self-driving machinery is the way of the future for farm equipment!
Self-driving farm equipment requires fewer workers on farms, which will save time and money for farmers.
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