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With technology influencing our lives with each passing day how can the most important sector in our society be left untouched? In the field of agriculture, numerous techniques are being introduced , and farmers are taking advantage of cutting-edge technology that aims to save time and grow farm returns.

Today, one can say that modern farms and agricultural operations work far differently than those a few years ago, the reason primarily is owing to advancements in technology, including robotic assistance, sensors, machines, devices, and information technology. Agriculture sector now is routinely using sophisticated techniques such as temperature control and moisture sensors, aerial images, robotics, and GPS technology. These advanced technology offering tools and precision agriculture and robotic systems permit businesses to be more profitable, economical, safer, and more environmentally friendly.

Recently, FeedScan a new service that offers instant reports on farm feed analysis has introduced Agrifeeds a revolutionary new product, which as declared has the potential to show what nutrients are existing, and what is lacking. For example, according to experts grass is perpetually changing in quality and quantity with each passing day, and that can be challenging. The most significant advantage with FeedScan is it shows what is happening to the grass in real time. Hence, that has made such a difference to how farmers can monitor and understand what cows are eating, the quantity they are eating and what the quality of that grass is which is being consumed by the cows.

Farmers no longer have to use fertilizers, specific quantities of water, pesticides uniformly across entire fields. Instead, they can use the minimum amounts required and target particular areas, or even treat individual plants differently. The benefits of the same include enhanced crop productivity, minimized usage of water, fertilizer, and pesticides, which in turn controls the food prices, decrease the impact on natural ecosystems; a lesser amount of chemicals into rivers and groundwater, enhanced worker safety. Also, robotic technologies alter more reliable monitoring and management of natural resources, such as water and air quality. It also offers producers more significant control over plant and animal production, processing, distribution, and storage, which results in increased efficiencies and decreased prices, safer growing conditions, and good quality foods alongside reduced environmental and ecological impact.

According to experts although demand is continuously growing, by 2050 their will be a requirement to produce 70 percent more food. Meanwhile, agriculture’s portion of global GDP has contracted to just 3 percent, one-third its contribution just years ago. Approximately, 800 million people worldwide undergoes suffering owing to hunger. And under a business-as-usual scenario, 8 percent of the world’s population will still be undernourished by 2030. To meet these challenges, we will need a concerted effort by governments, innovative agricultural technologies and investors. Agriculture will no longer depend on weather, and future agriculture will use sophisticated techniques such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology which will permit farms to be more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly.