IoT and drones to boost precision farming market

27-09-2019 | |
A drone from Axe Environnement, which supplies tools for connected agriculture, is flown over French farmer Cedric Jullien's rapeseed field to map it in order to determine the best use of phytosanitary products in Semoine (Aube) on February 16, 2018. French farmer Cedric Jullien maps his fields with the help of drone technology. "I've been doing connected agriculture for four years," he says, hoping to "improve the viability" of his farm and "retrieve a maximum amount of information" on the plots that compose it. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI
A drone from Axe Environnement, which supplies tools for connected agriculture, is flown over French farmer Cedric Jullien's rapeseed field to map it in order to determine the best use of phytosanitary products in Semoine (Aube) on February 16, 2018. French farmer Cedric Jullien maps his fields with the help of drone technology. "I've been doing connected agriculture for four years," he says, hoping to "improve the viability" of his farm and "retrieve a maximum amount of information" on the plots that compose it. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI

The global precision farming market is expected to witness a major overhaul in the years to come, according to a report by Million Insights.

According to Million Insights this could be credited to the fact that precision farming holds potential of increasing crop yield using next level IT-based farming methods.

The precision farming market is also getting catalysed by excessive use of IoT in farming, states the report.

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The ever-increasing adoption of drone technology is one factor driving the precision farming market. - Photo: AFP

The ever-increasing adoption of drone technology is one factor driving the precision farming market. – Photo: AFP

IoT devices

As such, farm producers and managers are encashing on capacities of IoT devices like automated steering systems, GNSS & GPS systems, and sensors for files mapping, temperature monitoring, soil sampling, irrigation management, and various other applications.

“The devices mentioned above do make way for real-time insights on ways of improving agricultural practices for more efficiency,” according to the researchers.

Adoption of drone technology

According to the reserachers the ever-increasing adoption of drone technology to monitor crops, identify planting flaws, and detect and control diseases and pests is the other factor driving the precision farming market.

Claver
Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming