Key elements of modern agriculture that take most effects on future

Resources are limited, our planet is struggling to strive as days pass by depleting the very own cause of life – ‘water’. But all this cannot stop humans from evolving and we are far from our ancestor’s era for nature to simply knock us down; all thanks to science! Modern agriculture is the new age savior that could feed the growing population utilizing the limited resources without hurting the nature at the same time. Modern farming is all about the science that relies on numbers, resource management, and feedback utilization thereby ensuring nothing could possibly go wrong. Without further stretching let us give you more idea about the potential of modern day farming.

What is modern agriculture and why is it important?

Modern agriculture is a 21st-century solution for efficient farming using limited resources like water, energy, and space to feed the never increasing demand for food supplies. For your surprise, this revolution started in 18th century dubbed as ‘The British Agricultural Revolution’ by adopting changes in farming techniques to generate more yield in small patches of land. From then the ‘war era’ pushed agricultural scientists to devise a more sophisticated farming practice contributing more towards modern horticulture. Today, the need for a further enhanced farming practice is on demand due to the scarcity of the pillar stone ‘the water’, making it more severe is the growing population and depleting energy resource. But luckily we have a lot of technological aids lying around to support our enhanced farming idea which we will discover in this article.

Disadvantages of conventional agriculture

The farming on an industrial scale employing chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, heavy irrigation and other unamenable practices can be considered as conventional agriculture.  The major disadvantage of conventional farming includes:

  • Killer pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers are used for crop protection and nourishment.
  • Hazardous to both user and environment because the demand is such that the industrial scaling up focuses only on meeting the demand, not on the health of consumers or nature.
  • Bad choice for small scale farmers because big farming businesses still dominate the sector since they having more buying and acquisition power leaving small farmers to struggle.

Intense irrigation required for conventional farming is not an eco-friendly choice in current scenario due to extensive water wastage.

Why do farmers lose if they don’t invest in modern agriculture?

Need for change has been ringing the bell since the past decade and many farmers around the world heard the jingle. It’s all about the application of latest tech into agricultural practice like sensors for reading plant vitals, GPS for automation of machinery, irrigation optimization using software analysis, etc. It is a better choice to adopt modern agricultural technology because more and more companies like Gremon Systems are turning their head towards farming using ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ thus ensuring ample technological nourishment for the farming industry. Also, banks, venture capitalists, crowd funders nowadays are well enlightened about this growing field of farming and are ready to make huge investments in it. It’s a high time to deviate from conventional practice as more regulations are being implemented regarding the use of fertilizers and pesticides in farming after multiple studies citing the harmful effects.

Why the technological inventions are necessary to apply in agriculture?


Modern agriculture technology -, IoT used for monitoring systems in horticulture

When it comes to a living organism, ‘homeostasis’ or physiological equilibrium is very important for efficient growth. Anything in excess or deficiency would affect the plant growth inversely and reflects on the decreased yield. Scientists have already figured out the sweet spot for plant growth and more studies are further improving the understanding of farming. In modern farming, all this knowledge gathered is translated into real life field in order to collect data that will help to regulate nutrient supply, irrigation, humidity control, light, etc. Products like Trutina allow the farmer to collect vital data about plant physiology in order to optimize and regulate the supply of inputs that help the plant grow in full potential. Also, with this trend, all the data are being recorded, stored and analyzed by computers to reduce the human intervention and associated errors.

What are the elements and tools of modern agriculture?

The advent of electronics had marked their presence in modern agriculture in the form of various sensors and analyzers used in field and greenhouses.  The list of tools and machinery that support this sector is huge, but for the sake of understanding that can be vaguely classified into various categories.

  1. Electronics: There are various sensor compounds like pyranometer (measures sunlight) or soil tester which help the farmer to understand the deficient or excess element and robotics to aid a helping hand.
  2. Machinery: Modern day machinery with multiple capabilities can replace labor-intense tasks and make it more easy, cheap and safe.
  3. Software and Data Science: There are various plant physiology, soil health analysis and even employ management software like Insight Manager from Gremon Systems that can precisely update the farmer to plan the farming strategy tagged along with modern day data science that help your farming grow.
  4. Plant Biotechnology: It’s all about rejuvenating a crop from its very own building block to ensure a strong foundation.
Insight manager monitoring system layout

How modern agriculture can aid the growth of your farming business?

When your farming business starts to accelerate the farm expands, demanding the need for more investment, labor, and resources. With modern agricultural practices, all these limiting factors are well managed to ensure profit. In conventional practice majority of your funds has to be diverted into supplies like fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation equipments, machinery etc. but with modern practice you’ll cut cost the above requirements to minimum; for instance, say the soil in your farming land gets depleted with calcium nitrate in the middle of vegetative growth and this would result in yield reduction. But your soil was implanted with sensors that can alert this variation which otherwise wouldn’t have been possible.

How modern agriculture can benefit small/medium farmers?

Effect of modern agriculture impacts the medium and small sized farmers more visiable because much more control over their farming space can improve their productivity than the industrial scale farmers where they have already implemented a kind of modern technology. With the reduced dependency on chemical agents, the supplies tend to be fresher and healthier which definitely is in demand due to health benefits and easy availability.  Gremon Systems has exemplary modern agricultural products suitable for small/medium scale but even large farmers. Also, the need for intensive labor and irrigation is drastically reduced at the same time yield from farmland is surprisingly increased. 

New farming technology can compensate for lack of experts!

Another problem that the farming industry face is the diminishing inflow of educated professionals in farming. Millennials are more turning towards engineering and IT sector than farming leading to manpower crisis. Luckily there are AI’s and enough computing power to compensate for this shortage.  For example:

  • With GPS tractors plowing field is a piece of cake and requires least manual intervention
  • Solar fields that generate power simultaneous help in the growth of plants that need shade
  • Automatic water sprinklers that supply water when the humidity decreases and soil go dry.

So managing a small farm single handedly with modern agricultural innovation is easier than ever before.

How to use the above mentioned elements of modern agriculture to optimize the outcome?

Automatic watering system - water drops falling on tomato seedling
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It is pretty obvious that modern agriculture lends a hand in boosting your produce to hike the profit. But apart from that, the major benefit is for everyone and it’s the ’sustainability’. In this farming practice none of the approaches are destructive or exhaustive, thus protecting the fertile topsoil, conserving water, natural resources are efficiently utilized and finally keeps the produce healthy and fresh. In modern farming, it’s all about listening to plants on what they need, such that you don’t waste resources. With growing IoT manual intervention is kept to the minimum, which ultimately helps in making a good profit.

Can modern agriculture be improved further for more outcome?

Day by day new innovations are being introduced to the market. All it needed is someone to pick the right technology and introduce it to the farming and that’s where Gremon Systems comes in to play. With years of studies and precise engineering, your field can be turned into a laboratory that produces the most natural and healthy products.  Innovation arrives into the market in the form of two products ‘Trutina’ – a complete technological farming support and Insight Manager- a one-stop solution for managing labor strength efficiently. Thus this new age agricultural practice is getting a reinforcement with Gremon Systems.

Key benefit of modern agriculture

So it is pretty obvious by now that modern agriculture is the next big game changer and you need a right ladder to climb into that world. With Gremon Systems on your side, the only worry might be to decide what to grow because rest it is taken care. While sustainability is a key benefit of modern farming, you never comprise your profit for sustainability, rather enjoys a nourished profit influx with the satisfaction of an eco-friendly farming strategy.