Agronomy and Technology are an Important Partnership
Every day around the world, growers work tirelessly to feed a growing global population. However, as the population continues to grow, the struggle for adequate land and water becomes more difficult, and farmers have to find new, innovative ways to continue to boost yields with less of both. The partnership between agronomy and technology is an important one for this reason.
Another technology that will continue to grow in importance is soil amendment technology. There are various kinds of soil amendments designed to make soil more fertile and even to cause it to retain more moisture. These give farmers yet another way to control the way their crops grow, and many can have a significant impact on yields in locations where water is scarce. As farmers continue to look for ways to grow more food in the same (or less) space, these technologies and their ability to provide richer, moisture-rich soil will play an increasingly important role in agriculture.
Sensors and Other Technologies
Sensors and technologies designed to help collect data are also turning the tides in many parts of the country. Once upon a time, people relied on less-than-accurate predictions based on wives’ tales and years past to determine what and how to plant crops. These days, though, farmers can determine the exact nutrients and moisture in every corner of every field just by looking at a screen. This is all made possible by technologies like sensors, drones, and computer software that can collect and process vast amounts of data.
Finally, the machinery growers use to sow, fertilize, irrigate, and even harvest their crops continues to improve. Each and every year, these machines get smarter and smarter, and many can even drive themselves. This saves farmers a significant amount of time, allowing them to focus more of their efforts on boosting yields and obtaining the best possible seeds for following years’ crops. Without these technologies, production would be much slower than it is today, and the growers of the world would struggle to feed a blossoming population.
Technology and agronomy go hand-in-hand. In fact, without many of the technologies in existence today, it would be impossible for growers to provide enough food for people and animals alike. As the years continue to pass, farmers will become more receptive to new technologies that can save them time and money, all while helping them get more yields out of less space – and with less water, too.