Modern Farming Technologies and Machines You Should Know About
As it is well know that we are concerned about our follower’s Agrobusiness growth, today we would be talking about modern farming technologies that can help improve their farming experience.
History tells us farming is not a new thing, it is a practice that have been done for many thousand years, which is described as the process, activity or business of growing crops and raising livestock for the purpose of food and other essential products to sustain life.
As we all know the meaning of Time as an indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. This above definition brings us from the past history and practice of farming to the present day (modern) practice and ways which farming is done with the help and use of technology.
Before the arrival and impact of science and technology, the world at large laboured in their farms for their immediate family needs using traditional method. They have less target for market place.
Modern farming technologies involve the use of facilities or equipment of modern science and technologies to increase the level of production and its quality.
In the past, farmers used hoes and cutlasses to dig the soil and make ridges and hips which involves alot of strength and stress. But now all thanks to science and technology, farmers use modern Technologies like multi facilities tractor to dig and make large number of ridges on the soil in a very short time with less stress and labour.
In the past, farmers were dependant on natural condition for crops to grow but they produced very low products. In the modern day farming, the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, high productive breeds (Hybrid), proper water contamination and mechanization which increases farming productivity are used. This is due to the fact that the world population is increasing rapidly and more products like food, cloth etc. Which depends on farming production needs to be produced in short or little time. This target can not be met with the practice of traditional method of farming. So, modern farming is a better way of reaching and maintaining the target.
Benefits of modern Farming Technologies
Increase in production: scientist and farmers have used plant selection and breeding techniques to improve crop yield. Features includes drought tolerance, insect resistance, herbicide tolerance, and disease resistance.
Livestock farming like Poultry birds and pigs have experienced modern technology and science by producing high breeding animals.
Enhanced productivity: mobile technology is playing an important role in monitoring and controlling crop irrigation systems with the modern technology, a farmer can control his irrigation system from his phone or computer instead of driving to each field.
Ultrasounds for livestock is used to check the quality of meat that might be found in animals before it goes to the market. This information can also be used to help the farmer to improve the quantities of his herds.
Improvement in living standard of the farmer: Modern farming technologies has helped the living standard of farmers by reducing the exploitation that farmers face in the market due to lack of access to correct information on prices, they end up selling their produce at a loss.
Growth of economy in a country: modern farming contribute a huge amount in generating capital income for a country when there is a surplus demand for produce and raw materials, it will, in turn, lead to the production of more goods supporting industrialization.
Good quality produce: modern farming technology is used to improve the type of production practices employed by farmers. It makes use of hybrid seeds and the use of fertilizers improves the yield of plants.
Few modern Farming Technologies and their uses.
Tractors: They are the main work house of any modern farm. They provide the power and traction necessary to mechanise agricultural tasks. If the right farm implement is attached, they can be useful in every part of the agricultural process from field preparation to product distribution.
Plougs: This is a farm implement used for turning over the soil to bring a fresh layer of soil to the surface. This is a fast way of preparing the field for the planting process.
There are different types of ploughs: Disk ploughs, ridge ploughs, rotary ploughs and moldboard ploughs.
Harrows: This is a farm implement used after plough to break and stir up the soil, making it even and consistent. This is usually the final part of soil preparation before moving on the sowing process.
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