India: K’taka Sows Seeds for Precision Agriculture

India: K’taka Sows Seeds for Precision Agriculture

The Agricultural Price Commission in India has roped in computer major IBM to assess the real-time situation of cultivated land, crop health, and also project potential yield to avoid price crash with the help of precision farming, writes Chiranjeevi Kulkarni, DH News Service, Bengaluru, on DeccanHerald.com.

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Commission Chairman Prakash Kammardi said an agreement was signed with The Weather Company, owned by IBM, for a pilot project in four districts. The project involves employing satellite imagery, artificial intelligence and machine learning to scan th…

“We will start with two crops in five districts to assess the accuracy of the system. The tomato crop in Kolar, Chikkaballapur and Belagavi and maize in Davangere and Haveri will be monitored,” Kammardi said.

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