Discover why Agricultural Farmers are using Geospatial technologies as a Farming Management Tool

Farm Management poses numerous challenges in an ever-changing environment. To maximize profits and optimize yield, you need to dedicate the right crops and equipment to the places where they can flourish.

Due to rapidly enhanced sensor technologies, more powerful computers and improvements in spatial applications, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is becoming the platform of choice for combining and analysing huge streams of data. The ability to analyse those data streams and display results visually on maps has engendered several new applications across various fields.

Boost your seasonal production and your profitability by intelligently assigning your resources. With intelligent maps and spatial analysis, you can optimize your operations and logistics to cut your fertilizer, fuel, seed, labour, and transportation costs. Avoid costly maintenance repairs by tracking and managing your assets to keep your farm operating at peak efficiency.

Geographic information system (GIS) technology is used throughout the agricultural industry to manage resources, increase yields, reduce input costs, predict outcomes, improve business practices, and more. The capability of GIS to visualize agricultural environments and workflows has proved to be very beneficial to those involved in farming. The powerful analytical capabilities of the technology is used to examine farm conditions and measure and monitor the effects of farm management practices.

From collecting data in the field with mobile GIS to the analysis of remote-sensing data at the farm manager’s office, GIS is playing an increasing role in agriculture production throughout the world by helping farmers expand production, reduce costs, and manage their land more efficiently.

Visualize
Visualize your data and perform spatial analysis that can help you better understand risks to operations. Model what-if scenarios to better understand the potential impacts of threats from both pests and the climate

Analyze
Determine how much water is available in a specified area, what yield you can expect from the water that is available for crops, and how efficiently water is used. This will enable farmers to produce more food in a sustainable way

Collect
Go into your fields to take detailed observations that can refine crop forecasts and planning.

Monitor
Track extreme weather events and man-made disruptions. Assemble the information you need to respond at a moment’s notice. With Esri technology, you can monitor the health of individual crops in your fields and spatially analyse the differences in soil types, sunlight, and slope to name a few. The tool can accurately estimate variable yields across any field and maximize crop production, through vegetation health monitoring and comparing crop yields.

Benefits of using Spatial Technology

  • Factor in every variable that affects your crop and find the best places to plant
  • Go into your fields to take detailed observations that can refine crop forecasts and planning
  • Map individual variations in your fields to better understand them and get a clear picture of your operations
  • Understand insect and animal behaviour. Plan and assess measures to mitigate the impact of pests on your operations
  • Track extreme weather events and man-made disruptions. Assemble the information you need to respond at a moment’s notice
  • Combine live weather information with pest and crop data into a common view to get the complete picture
  • Determine the best location to plant a crop to enable maintenance of soil nutrition levels to best benefit the crop

The adoption of spatial technology to manage farm processes will create new opportunities and increase profits. The time is now to Take the guesswork out of agricultural production and manage land more efficiently with ArcGIS technology solutions.

 

 

 

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