Technology is the collection of techniques skills methods and processes used in the production of goods and services. Agricultural technology now becomes the technology for the production of equipment used in farming. Adoption of technology is fairly high. It has played a big role in developing agriculture industry. Its adoption has been increasing at a rapid rate through agricultural engineers.
From research, it is very clear that technologies adopted will have a significant impact on agricultural industry. It has led to transformation of agriculture sector and as it improves, it’s becoming more widely available. Disruptions in agriculture promises to accelerate which will then in future increase the value of land by making it possible to produce more crops significantly.
Adoption of technology in agriculture by farmers has explored many benefits. There have been higher yields and outputs in our lands, improved quantity and quality produce, effective and efficiency use of resources such as fertilizers, chemicals, reduced environmental pollution or damages.
Through keen overview of development, various technologies have been recognized like:
1. Detection of pests and diseases- which is done by drones via imaging, a software that translates raw data into actionable and easier information for farmers to know how and when to apply inputs for optimal results. There have also been sensors which are attached to moving machinery e.g. multispectral sensors which give estimates like amount of nitrogen needed and the rate of technology needed to make interpretations.
2. upgraded and improved irrigation methods, weather and soil quality- under soil this is where you consider the texture, organic matter, nutrients etc. this has also led to emergence of many weather stations to gather appropriate weather data thus allowing farmers see how different weather changes may end up affecting water and soil.
3. Technology can also be applied directly to the grain trade and expanded into other agricultural commodities. This allows identification and removal of poor processes which ensures ideal conditions from farm to market thus food safety. This has led to emergence of “crops DNAs” knowledge and understanding. In this, a farmer does not need to grow a plant into maturity to find out whether it will have the characteristics you needed.
The above improvements will boost farmers’ outputs and profits by cutting costs and increasing yields.it will also consider customers by obtaining quality agricultural products at a reduced price.
Technology in agriculture should be considered at a greater rate to reduce the macro gap existing within our economy. It is majorly caused by insufficient knowledge on how much we can utilize agricultural resources. Through such a look, most negative impacts could not exist like: food securities have already been stretched in some very remote areas within our continents which could not be the case. There has also been a huge climate change which is already impacting agricultural production globally and locally.
Farmers must increase production of food as well as preserving the environment. This recommendation can’t be achieved without the modern technology and in addition of current trends in agricultural sectors. It will improve farming worldwide as it holds considerable potential to improve operations and offer an efficient, effective and transparent means to cope with agricultural issues.