More and more farmers are turning to precision farming to help maximise yields and minimise their use of plant protection products. Precision farming is a modern farming method that employs data analysis and technology. It aims to increase the efficiency and sustainability of farm businesses.
A core aspect of precision farming is the targeted application of plant protection products. Farmers use sensors, drones and satellites for this. The technology allows them to monitor the condition of their fields and obtain meaningful information about the need for plant protection products. As a result, any chemicals used can be limited to affected areas, thus maximising yields, reducing the impact on the environment and lowering costs.
With the help of application maps based on satellite data, different zones can be recognised and used for site-specific application of plant protection products. One especially suitable software solution is the component Crop View from 365FarmNet. This software can be used to quickly and easily generate application maps for sowing, fertilising and plant protection purposes.
In conjunction with plant protection products, precision farming therefore has the potential to make agriculture more sustainable – a combination that is also beneficial for consumers, as it boosts the quality and safety of food.
As a whole, precision farming is an increasingly important way to meet the growing demand for food, without placing an even greater burden on the environment. Combined with effective use of plant protection products, this is a real step towards sustainable agriculture thanks to innovative technology.