Emerging Tech-Those Top Trends In the Farmers’ World
The United States has over 2 million farms in it and this may be a fact that may be hidden to some. In as much as the number of farmers in the United States has somehow dropped, there is still a demand for up to date agricultural technologies.
Read on and see some of the top technological trends affecting the agricultural sector that you need to know of going into the new year.
As we seek to know more on these, we would do well knowing what agricultural technology actually is. Generally, agricultural technology can be said to be any scientific method that may be applied to help crops grow.
Considering the high demand there is for fresh fruit and vegetables and other farm produce, it follows that the farming industry must as well adapt to these needs and trends and as such see to it that they are so up to date in so far as farming machinery and technology goes. This is one reason that explains all there is in reasons for being up to date as much as can be in terms of the latest trends in agricultural and farming technology.
Further to these, you shouldn’t forget these two facts as well; the fact that the present day consumer of the agricultural products is so much demanding in terms of transparency in the agricultural industry and as well satellite farming is as well proving a benefit to many of the small farms. Bear as well in mind the fact that agriculture is as well attracting quite a number of the millenials, to date, 8% of the farming population being made of the millenials. This explains why you see the young people contributing so much to the agricultural industry, coming in with the drone technology, robots and sensors all that aid a lot in the practice.
Now you need no reason or explanation on the fact that in the year 2016 alone, the American farming industry spent as much as 12.6 billion US dollars on the self driving machinery. Looking at the projections of the coming year, the small scale farmers, up to 15% of them, actually have plans for using satellite farming. The following are some of the benefits of agricultural technology.
One thing that is such a certainty is that there are perks that follow practice of agriculture with modern technology appreciated and incorporated and practiced.
The first of these is looking at the fact that these technologies actually sees farmers be in a position to grow more crops in a single season and harvest. On top of this is the fact that these technologies as well allow for better disease resistance.