Agro-Technology Overview

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India 2021: New Agrotechnologies
Agricultural technology, often known as Agro-technology, is the practise of applying technical advances to agriculture in order to increase output and profitability. The use of new Agri-Tech techniques can assist farmers reduce their losses.
According to a research named "Global Hyperspectral Imaging in Agriculture Market: Focus on Product, Application and Country Analysis - Analysis and Forecast, 2020-2026," the market's growth rate is due to more precise farming around the world.
Crop monitoring, pest protection and other agricultural concerns can now be solved thanks to technological improvements. All of the concerns described above can be overcome by implementing appropriate technical breakthroughs.

India's Agro-Technology
The Indian government has launched a five-year Digital Agriculture Mission (2021-2025) to fund initiatives that utilise modern technology such as artificial intelligence, remote sensing, drones and robotics.
A federated database of farmers will be linked to land records of farmers across the country and each farmer will be assigned a unique Farmer ID. The adoption and deployment of new technology will continue to transform the Indian agriculture sector, allowing farmers to enhance their revenue.
The government has also proposed a few projects through which farmers will be able to decide what crop to grow, what sort of seed to use and what technologies to employ to maximise productivity. Farmers can also choose whether to sell or store their produce, as well as when, where and at what price.
Establishing a digital ecosystem for agriculture is required for numerous issues such as interoperability, data governance, data quality, data standards, security and privacy, among others.
Agriculture in India employs innovative modern technology.
India is moving toward modernisation in all areas, including agriculture, where specific agricultural technical advancements such as Agricultural Drones, Automate Irrigation,Hydroponics and Soil Moisture Sensors are being used.

Agriculture in India employs innovative modern technology.

Drone for Agriculture
An agricultural drone is a remote-controlled drone with micro sensors that is utilised in a variety of agricultural applications, most notably crop growth and production monitoring. The use of an agricultural drone in agriculture can help acquire information on the crop's growth stage and health.

Irrigation Automation
Irrigation controllers are used to regulate automatic irrigation systems such as lawn sprinklers and drip irrigation systems.
Professional irrigation controllers are for more demanding agricultural uses, whereas home irrigation controllers are for gardening.

Hydroponics is a hydroculture and horticulture technique. It entails producing crops without the use of soil. Mineral fertiliser solutions in water, derived from diverse sources, are used to accomplish this.

Sensors for soil moisture
Soil moisture sensors are sensors that monitor the amount of water in the soil. Sensors that assess water content are commonly referred to as soil moisture sensors. The amount of moisture in water varies depending on environmental conditions including soil type and temperature. Tensiometers and gypsum blocks are examples of these sensors, which are commonly referred to as soil water potential sensors.

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