What are the effect of precision farming on crops and sustainability?
Over the last years the subject of precision farming has produced many discussions of its social effect, in addition to the agricultural one. But what is the real effect of precision farming on crops and, above all, on sustainability? Let’s try to explain it.
20% average Saving of fuel and time, 15% average Growth of productivity, 10% average Saving of treatments, 14% Reduction of CO2 emissions. These data concerning the use of a farm management system are showed by a big player in the market.
These numbers represent a specific case, and not the whole. But it is evident that precision farming has not only an economic impact but ecological and social at the same time.
The reduction of treatments, for example, will have a strong effect on quality of product, exactly as reduction of CO2 emissions and average saving of fuel will have a strong effect on ecological impact.
Precision farming was born 20 years ago as a possible solution to increase production in relation to population growth and resource depletion. This practice little by little developed its working range and showed its effects on environment and quality of product. Crops have great advantages thanks to tech monitoring with sensors, drones and satellites.
Products will have a better quality and they will be managed in the best way.
Having a better quality of product means having a better nutrition, health, and future. Thanks to precision farming our food will have a rosy future.
We must go on in this direction, for the rest the land will provide!