Satellite imaging, alternative energy use and the introduction of other green technologies can help agriculture achieve sustainable development.
This will improve the quality of raw materials and products, as well as reduce the negative impact on nature, said Hydrogen Full NVS.
Also, selection in crop production, improvement of mineral fertilizers, development of new green technologies to increase soil fertility, biologization of intensive agriculture, etc. can be key tools for sustainable development of the agricultural sector and help producers compete internationally.
The material noted that the conditions of food production are increasingly attracting the attention of consumers.
Satellites improve the sustainability of agriculture
Geospatial technologies, in particular satellite imagery analytics, for agricultural land monitoring allow for ready-to-analyze images within 24 hours of survey. In addition, there are digital solutions available for fast, efficient and versatile farm management tools.
With the help of such tools, farmers can enjoy environmental and operational benefits, namely:
- Reasonable decision-making based on data to identify problem areas in a timely manner and prevent crop losses;
- Timely response to weather threats through forecasts, historical and current weather data;
- Reasonable crop rotation planning based on reliable field productivity data;
- Selection of the most productive varieties of seeds;
- Resource conservation and cost savings through the ability to implement a VRA approach based on the needs of each field area.
Satellite imaging provides agriculture with the ability to accurately map crops, track crop health, detect changes in humidity levels, and plan field work wisely, and more. Combined with weather information and field equipment data, growers can manage their farm in the most efficient way, increasing yields, conserving resources and maintaining resilience.
The material stressed that geospatial data are essential for improving farm management.
Agricultural equipment running on alternative energy
Alternative energy sources are already actively entering the life of various sectors of the economy and compete with diesel and gasoline, which are most common in the industry.
“Farmers and farmers understand the value of saving resources and optimizing costs. That is why recently more and more world-famous brands are announcing their new products based on new fuels, which can significantly reduce the costs of farmers, while reducing the impact on the environment, "- said in a statement.
Liquefied natural gas methane has become the most popular alternative fuel, which has become the most widespread and practical application in agriculture. This fuel has a high level of efficiency, as the price of gas is almost three times lower than that of petroleum fuel. The technology also minimizes environmental damage and pollution.
Also popular is the use of solar energy for the agro-industrial complex. Such technologies can be implemented in any farm.
The presence of vacant areas and a large area of roofs and walls of houses and outbuildings makes it possible to obtain and store a large amount of electricity. It can be used to operate pumps, electric knives and other equipment, as well as to provide electricity to residential buildings.
Air collectors are used for heating and ventilation, creating a comfortable living environment for people, farm animals and maintaining the temperature and humidity at the required level. Greenhouses and hothouses equipped with solar panels not only retain heat and accumulate it, but also provide the necessary microclimate for plants.
“The use of green technologies allows to make any process faster, more convenient and better. Thanks to the use of various innovative platforms in agriculture, there is not only an increase in the number of products, but also an improvement in its quality, ”the article emphasized.
We will remind, agrarians criticized organic farming against the background of food shortages.
As EcoPoliticа reported earlier, in South Africa harvested more wheat in reclaimed mines than from virgin land.