In the recent past, the dynamics of the industry has changed drastically with the rise of disruptive technologies in the field of agriculture. Also, the demand for food grains and agriculture produce has always on the rise due to increasing population. But the shrinking supply of agricultural land, depletion of natural resources and declining workforce creates a gap between the two. Over the years different measures have been adopted to bridge this gap and precision agriculture is one of them. It is a way to manage the agricultural operations with support from technology so that both the soil and crops are nourished with the right nutrients and at the right time. The use of technology in this process ensures that human error does not affect it. According to a market research report, published by the BIS research, titled ‘Global Precision Agriculture Market’ – Focus on Solutions and Application, the market for technological advancement in the agriculture industry is likely to witness an upward trend in the near future.
Rising environment concerns have propelled the use of methods that are harmonious to nature. Agriculture sector has started implementing sustainable farming methods, which do not affect the soil adversely and promise better yield to meet the growing food demand without harming the environment. Increasing food sufficiency demand, economic boom in the Asia Pacific region and emerging technologies are driving the growth of precision agriculture and spreading its significance in sustainable development globally.
It would be safe to say that no other industry comes close to Agriculture with regards to having such a colossal contribution to the lives of the people. As times and demographics have changed either for good or for the worse, the Agriculture industry has only developed further in terms of technology, innovative practices and, efficient and productive techniques.
Yield monitors assist grain producers to analyze the effects of weather, soil properties, and management on grain production. Yield monitors act as the first stride for those who want to begin practicing site specific crop management or precision agriculture. The efficiency of these devices depends on appropriate installation, calibration, and operation. Thus, it is important for the grain manufacturers to have a proper idea about the working of these devices.