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How Automation and Robotics are Changing Agriculture

ByElliot Ernser

Sep 6, 2018

The advent of automation and robotics in agriculture is changing the way food is produced around the world. Automation and robotics are changing everything from how crops are planted, tended and harvested to how food is processed and packaged. These advances offer farmers increased efficiency, lower labor costs, higher yields and better environmental stewardship.

One of the most popular automation and robotics solutions for farmers is drones. Drones are being used to scout fields and monitor crop health, identify weeds and pests, and even deliver targeted pesticide applications. Drones are also being used to assess the health of livestock, allowing farmers to quickly identify and treat any health issues.

Robots are also being used to automate various aspects of agriculture, such as planting, weeding and harvesting. Autonomous tractors and other machines are used to reduce labor costs and increase efficiency. These machines can also operate safely in all weather conditions, which increases the amount of work accomplished in a single day.

The use of automation and robotics also helps farmers save resources such as water, fertilizer, and energy. Automated precision farming systems are used to monitor crop conditions and adjust inputs accordingly, reducing the amount of resources needed to produce a crop.

The use of automation and robotics in agriculture continues to grow and evolve. As these technologies become more advanced and affordable, they are becoming more accessible to farmers of all sizes. Automation and robotics are revolutionizing the way food is produced and helping farmers become more efficient, reduce costs, and grow better crops.