How AI is driving Revolution in Agriculture
Agriculture and farming is one of the oldest and the most important key professions in the world. Humanity has covered a long way over the time to know how we farm and grow crops with the introduction of various technologies. The use of artificial Intelligence in agriculture helps the farmers to understand the data insights such as temperature, precipitation, wind speed, and solar radiation. The best part of implementing AI in agriculture is that it will not eliminate the jobs of human farmers rather it will improve their processes. AI provides the most efficient ways to produce harvest and sell essential crops.
Forecasted Weather Data
AI in an advance way is helping the farmers to remain updated with the information related to weather forecasting. The forecasted data helps farmers to increase yield and profit without putting the crops to risk. The analysis of the data generated by AI technology helps the farmers to take the precautionary measures and make smart decisions on time.
Monitoring Crop and Soil
AI efficiently conducts and identifies possible defects and nutrient deficiencies in the soil. Due to image recognition approach, AI identifies possible defects through images captured by the camera. AI and Deep Learning applications analyze flora patterns (*flora is the group of indigenous plants on an ecosystem of a geographical region) in agriculture. Such AI enabled applications are supportive in understanding soil defects, plant pests and diseases.
Decrease Pesticide Usage
Farmers can use AI to manage weeds by implementing computer vision, AI robotics and machine learning system. AI gathers the data and finds the weeds. This reduces the usage of the chemicals spraying an entire field and saves the healthy crop. AI reduces herbicide usage in the field compared to the volume of chemical that is normally sprayed, as AI drone or AI spray system finds out weeds and automatically sprays only on weeds.
AI Agriculture Bots
Due to limited number of people adopting the farming profession, most farms are facing the challenge of a workforce shortage. Traditionally farms need many workers, mostly seasonal, to harvest crops and keep farms productive. Now AI agriculture bots help farmers to find more reliable ways to help them in farming. This also helps to overcome the labor challenge. AI bots in the agriculture field can harvest the crops at a higher volume and faster pace than human laborers. Thus, Artificial Intelligence helps the farmers to grow their crops and improve the farming systems.
There is no doubt that these technologies are costly, despite the promise of AI in agriculture; the high cost of these techniques are not a true solution for many local and small-scale farmers. In future research and development is going on AI sector in high scale and we will see in near future, AI is being used in agriculture to improve the results and to get the most from every acre with a minimum cost.