Precision Agriculture: The Trends and Technologies Changing the Industry
As more growers embrace precision agriculture and the operational benefits drones can offer, manufacturers are finding ways to more effectively integrate ground and aerial sensors, and to handle all the data increasingly popular advanced solutions are able to collect, reports Renee Knight for Inside Unmanned Systems.
“In the next few years agriculture will be totally different. Agriculture will be data driven, which it’s not right now,” said Yiannis Ampatzidis, assistant professor in the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Florida Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, Immokalee. “Imagine all tractors being driven without people and robots doing all the work. With machine learning and AI, you can train the robots, both ground and aerial, to learn from the data to complete specific tasks, which of course helps with efficiency and cost. Automation and AI will change agriculture.”