The integration of modern precision farming technologies aims at combining the whole farm management system to deliver higher yields while at the same time achieving sustainability. Precision farming technology has made the farm smarter by bringing in wireless data communications making it easier for the farmers to monitor the entire chain of activities while also controlling the profit generation.
Conventionally, Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been used for remote sensing and surveillance by the military, though off late they are increasingly finding applications in the field of agriculture as well. Drones are being used to collect on-field data for varied purpose such as identifying potential yield limiting factors, insects affecting the crop and issues related to irrigation, thereby saving the farmer a lot of time and effort.
Precision farming techniques are a step towards improving the conventional agriculture practices. These result in better yield, proper management of resources and incorporation of advanced technology, thereby finding great applicability in the agricultural industry.