6 technologies that make agribusiness more efficient and profitable
Technology has always been an important tool to make any activity that involves agribusiness more efficient and profitable. Thus, the technology helps rural producers to achieve a gain in their capital.
Let’s take a look at 6 technologies that help agribusiness become more efficient and profitable.
1. Automatic fire detection system
Forest fires are one of the biggest concerns of farmers, who suffer heavy losses when such incidents occur. According to a report by the Institute for Conservation of Nature and Forests (ICNF), from January 1 to September 15, 2017, there were a total of 13,346 occurrences (2,827 forest fires and 10,519 hot flushes) that resulted in 209,678 hectares of burned area of forest spaces, between stands and bushes.
The good news is that this data can be reduced because we currently have a technology that provides real-time information to identify and control fires in forest areas.
This monitoring system has cameras at strategic points that trigger an alert, making it possible to take measures to put out the fire in time.
2.Use of drones
Drones are increasingly present in agribusiness. They can map farms and plantations, indicating what the problems are, and through an association with a computer intelligence prepared to receive these images, analyze and offer possible solutions.
The use of this tool makes the encounter of crop failures occur in a faster way. In addition, such equipment enables you to know how much you will need to invest to correct the problem or how much money is being lost because of this problem.
This tool is important since it enables the farmer to have data quickly and revert problems as quickly as possible.
3. Pest control using macrobiological components
Another technological advance concerns the control of pests in the most different crops. There are nowadays in the market macro-organisms produced whose purpose is to maintain the quality of the plantations avoiding possible losses.
This novelty can be done by introducing mites or microvespas, which help control pests, reducing the population of crop pathogens, making crops more productive and with less losses.
4. Production monitoring through detection of pesticide indices
Monitoring of pesticides is necessary, since the pressure of society on the use of these resources is increasingly strong. In this way, achieving a form of effective monitoring is essential for the producer to know if his product is in compliance with the legislation.
Monitoring is done through the screening of the food, from its planting to the supermarket, through the voluntary adhesion of the Traceability and Food Monitoring Program, made by the Brazilian Association of Supermarkets (Abras).
5. Monitoring and mapping of rural properties
Through a kind of Google Maps, the country’s agricultural properties can be ranked positively or negatively and other factors can be observed, such as the use of slave labor or the practice of deforestation.
By doing so, this tool allows the producer to adhere to current legislation and avoid losing their profitability because of fines issued.
6. Using Big Data
Another way to increase the agricultural productivity of any producer is to use the Big Data tool, that is, the production is analyzed by means of statistical data, showing information about the soil condition, defining the ideal spacing for each seed, so to increase the productivity, as well as the depth of burial of these seeds, besides it is clear of analyzes on the climate what affects the productivity.
We can observe that all these practices help the farmer to improve his agribusiness even more efficiently and profitably. Which practice did you find most interesting? Do you know any more? Leave your comment and continue to follow our publications.