With the rapid development of science and technology, smart farming technologies is becoming more and more important. Its main function is to control the farm equipment remotely to make full use of modern information technology to achieve precise control at a long distance.
Data storage technology in agriculture has been developing since the 1950s. For example, Sanitec developed the first computerized automatic milking machine in 1959, which controlled milk production with a vacuum pump and valves. Ten years later, Automatic Milking Systems were widely used with an optical scanner for detecting cows’ udders using light-sensitive cells instead of photographic film. Nowadays, smart farming technologies have become one of the most popular topics among farmers worldwide as it promises to improve agricultural efficiency.
Comparison between traditional farming and smart farming technology:
The traditional agricultural system relies on manual labor, which is not only slow but also inaccurate. The quality of agriculture products and financial results is less efficient under this traditional method than that of the modern smart farming technology system. The latter has been proven useful in many ways because it can improve farm efficiency. It automates work processes, works with distributed resources rather than centralized control points, and produces more precise information about each process.
More advanced sensors, new processing technologies (such as 3D printing), machine learning algorithms, and computer simulations are employed in modern operations management, significantly changing how farmers operate their farms. For example, agricultural machinery can be controlled remotely using software to adjust seeding rate or adjusting spray chemicals depending on weather conditions. The equipment can also be programmed to record and report the status of farm machinery, which is easy for the farmers to check before they visit their fields, saving a huge amount of time. Furthermore, with the help of network and cloud technology, farmers can collect and store data in a central database, making it easier for them to make more informed decisions about growing methods and disease prevention.
Smart farming has its obvious benefits: accurate agricultural figures mean more efficient business management. Request a demo, contact SourceTrace Systems online at https://www.sourcetrace.com/.