Summer – the most important time of the year for those who live on the land for farmers and gardeners. But it used to be they were from morning till evening to work in the field, not straightening his back. Now the majority of even the most complex actions can perform electronics. Today we tell about the 5 best examples in the world of modern technologies for agriculture.
“Smart” garden and orchard Edyn
Smartphones every day we discover more and more new features that previously could not even imagine in this context.For example, using a mobile phone now you can become a successful farmer, without leaving the house. However, for this you need another system and “smart” backyard Edyn.
Edyn is a network of interconnected sensors that feed electricity from embedded therein small solar panels. These sensors can monitor a number of important agricultural data, such as soil and air temperature, rainfall and sunlight, the amount of nutrients in the ground state, and even plants.
All these data are processed by the computer and transmitted in real time to the user’s phone to one with a special application made necessary actions, such as watering plants and soil fertilization. And for this modern farmers do not even need to get up from the couch.
Moreover, the system of “smart” garden center Edyn also can give expert advice, what actions need to make to get the best possible result in the harvest. Edyn connected to the cloud service, which stores information on more than a hundred different plants and methods of care.
Rosphere – robot hamster in aid to agriculture
Engineers from the Madrid Polytechnic Institute have developed a robot called Rosphere , gave him the nickname “Hamster” for the small size, the briskness and spherical shape resembling a favorite toy of this rodent. But, in fact, the device is not created in order to destroy the farmers’ crops, but rather everything to facilitate a good harvest.
Rosphere – this is the “eyes” of the farmer. Spherical robot can move offline for gardens and vegetable gardens, controlling them. He does not care to terrain features and whether a particular crop grows on “their territory.”
Robot hamster Rosphere, moving the garden beds, collects information about the status of plants and land, the presence of pests and thieves, ripeness of fruit and a variety of other factors that ultimately may affect the crop. Farmer can only monitor the relevant information using a computer and take certain measures when necessary.
QR-Codes for grazing cows
Advertising – the motor trade, and modern technology – the key to success in business. This simple rule applies even to agriculture. After all, it would seem, why cows QR-codes painted on the sides? To their owners earn more money!
This simple idea occurred to farmers in Wales. They noticed that tourists passing by their possessions, often stop to take pictures of cows grazing in the fields. So why not make the cows make a living advertisement of products of this farm?
QR-codes painted on the sides of these cows are on the farm site, where you can learn about the history of the company, as well as technologies that are used there. And fans of “green” tourism can book yourself on this page a few days a rural getaway, far from the bustle of big cities.
Niwa home garden
However, in order to visit the farm, do not need to go anywhere out of the house, because even in the smallest apartment can break your own garden, which will bear fruit all year round fresh vegetables. It is a system Niwa – compact home farm running smartphone.
Niwa – is independent of the external climate system that can be installed both outdoors and indoors. Inside it artificially creates the best conditions for certain plants.
While Niwa can be controlled using a smartphone or tablet. User of the mobile device will regularly receive relevant information about your home garden, even while away from it. With your phone you can care for plants – water them and fertilize as well as change the light and humidity inside Niwa.
Plant Diagnostic Sample Submission – help from pests of gardens
Company Incubed developed for farmers, gardeners and horticulturists useful application called Plant Diagnostic Sample Submission. It allows you to deal with pests – insects as well as viral diseases of plants.
If a farmer discovered a problem with the foliage of plants on his land, he can take a picture of her on the phone and send a picture through the app Plant Diagnostic Sample Submission to the special expertise center where professionals identify pest and provide tips to deal with them.
As an expert company Incubed invited scientists from the University of Illinois. The first time the application Plant Diagnostic Sample Submission will be free, but eventually farmers will have to either pay for each consultation or buy a subscription for a certain period – a month or a year.