Advancements in technology mean that we could soon see smart farming dominating the agricultural industry.
Farmers are likely to become increasingly reliant on farm machinery finance to help them gain the new machinery and equipment they require to keep pace with technology and stay competitive.
Just a handful of the high-tech agricultural equipment set to automate farmers’ jobs include:
Sensors– Sensors can be used on the land or in machinery and equipment to gather and share information and data. Sensors can be placed in fields to gather data about the condition of the soil, or in machinery to track information about yield or condition of machinery. This information can then be accessed by the farmer from anywhere, allowing them to make the relevant changes necessary to optimise crop growth.
Drones– Drones are already being used by farmers in the US for a variety of tasks including monitoring crops and spraying chemicals.
Driverless tractors– Automated, driverless tractors can operate all day and all night, to get the job done quicker and more efficiently. Future farmers may also be able to link their tractors to sensors and drones, giving them access useful information about the field that they’re working.
Robot pickers– Picking crops is a labour-intensive task which can be completed quicker and more efficiently with the help of robots that work 24/7. Using robot pickers would also significantly reduce labour expenses.
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