Precision agriculture is one of many modern farming practices that makes production more efficient. It is also known as Precision Ag. It helps farmers and soils work better & easier, thanharder. It makes the practice of farming more accurate and controlled when it comes to the growing of crops and raising livestock.
A key component of this farm management approach is the use of information technology and a wide array of items such as GPS guidance, control systems, sensors, robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, variable rate technology, GPS-based soil sampling, automated hardware, telematics, and software.
Growers are able to take large fields and manage them as though they are a group of small fields. Benefits of precision farming are significant. This reduces the misapplication of products and increases crop and farm efficiency. It has been shown to reduce input costs and enhance yields in the case of rice, wheat, sugarcane, fruit and vegetables. Finally, it makes agriculture less risky and more engaging which will draw youngsters into the profession. It is also a good way to ensure India’s food security. This innovation continues, and more and more farms are adopting available technology and practices.
Benefits of precision farming are significant. It reduces input costs by 18-20 percent and enhances yield by anywhere between 30 per cent (rice and wheat) and 100 percent (sugarcane, fruits and vegetables). If such benefits are ignored, the only way to double farmer income is by raising crop prices to unsustainable levels.