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From sensors to satellites and smart irrigation systems, digital tools enable farmers to take advantage of the data at their fingertips to grow healthy crops, while using fewer natural resources.
Digital technology is at the forefront of modern agriculture and many farmers and scientists are using innovative tools to measure and analyze the elements that affect farming , including environmental conditions, seed genetics and the presence of pests. In the future, this technology and data will continue to enhance farmer efficiency—by further enabling them to monitor each plot of land and determine the precise inputs needed for their crops to thrive.
Data-driven, Precision Farming
Farmers have always collected and evaluated a large amount of data with each growing season: seeds planted, inputs applied, crops harvested, etc. The rise of digital farming with digital technologies has provided farmers with a wealth of new data. Remote sensors, satellites, and unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly referred to as “drones”) can monitor plant health, soil conditions, temperature, nitrogen utilization and much more, around the clock. Artificial intelligence (AI) tools analyze this data at high speeds and funnel it back to farmers in the form of useful insights, helping them make critical, timely, in-field decisions.
Through The Climate Corporation, we use AI and machine learning to help farmers achieve better harvests through improved seed selection and weather prediction, stronger harvest analysis, prediction of threats to crops, and more.
We also use data science to accelerate our research & development process, creating efficiencies in production, operations and supply chain, and improving customer experience.
Digital technology provides major opportunities for farmers to achieve their goals as both business owners and stewards of the land. By enabling them to better monitor and understand what’s happening in their fields, they can make sustainable choices at the right time and more consistently deliver healthy harvests.