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Technology Convergence Enabling Agriculture 2.0

  • Report

  • 67 Pages
  • December 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4733465

Utilization of Various Technological Innovations to Increase Productivity Yield and to Optimize Use of Input Parameters Associated in Agriculture

The growing demand for high quality agricultural output for the rising population needs to be met with improvisations in the current agricultural practices. Therefore, utilization of updated precision agricultural practices which enhances the decision making system of the farmers needs to be adopted so as to increase the productivity yield per unit area of the agricultural field. Precision Agricultural practices can also be enhanced by the convergence of various technologies including vertical farming, crop sensors, equipment telematics, synthetic biology, enhanced efficiency fertilizers, integrated pest management and agricultural robots.

These technologies enhance the decision support system of precision farming which in turn helps the farmers in improvising the farm management ability. Innovative agricultural technologies facilitate the reduction in the amount of water and fertilizers utilized which decreases the operational expenditures and increases the return on investment even for small scale farmers.

The research study has identified the utilization of futuristic technologies and innovations that will enable the optimization of input parameters associated with current agricultural practices. The research service also offers insights on impact of Precision Agricultural techniques and other key innovations which are converging with various other technologies to enable Agriculture 2.0.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Process and Methodology
1.3 Key Findings in Emerging Technology Convergence for Agriculture 2.0
2. Overview of Agriculture 2.0
2.1 Significant Need for Agriculture Technologies to Address Current Agriculture Challenges
2.2 Future Needs of Agriculture: Increased Yield is of Utmost Necessity to Meet the Growing Demand for Food
2.3 Precision Agriculture - A Brief Snapshot
2.4 Precision Agriculture - Transformation in the Agriculture Ecosystem
2.5 Precision Agriculture is a Convergence of Enabling Technologies
2.6 Smart Agriculture Enabling Technologies - Decision Support Matrix
2.7 Brief Overview on Technologies Enabling Agriculture 2.0
3. Convergence of Technologies
3.1 Crop Sensors and Equipment Telematics
3.1.1 Crop Sensors are Important to Enhance Crop Yield by Several Folds without Increasing Farmlands
3.1.2 Telematics Facilitate Real-time Data Transmission from Equipment used in Farms
3.1.3 Emerging Innovations in Crop Sensors and Equipment Telematics Utilization of Wireless Sensor Networks for Effective Farm Management Development of Intelligent Spray Technology to Reduce Pesticide Consumption in Crops
3.1.4 Crop Sensor Networks – Transformation in the Agriculture Ecosystem
3.1.5 Challenges Addressed by Crop Sensors and Equipment Telematics
3.1.6 Companies to Watch – Nitrogen Measurement in Crops is One of the Major Focal Areas for Crop Sensors
3.1.7 Companies Innovate Using Machine-to-Machine Interaction to Enhance Agriculture in an Efficient Way
3.2 Vertical Farming
3.2.1 Vertical Farming Utilizes Lesser Primary Resources to Increase Productivity as Compared to Outdoor Farming
3.2.2 Comparison Matrix for Various Parameters Used in Various Technologies in Farming – Snapshot
3.2.3 Emerging Innovations in Vertical Farming Rotary Mist-based Aeroponic Vertical Farms for the Cultivation of Green Leafy Vegetables Rotating Hydroponic Farms with Highest Productivity Yield per Unit Area
3.2.4 Challenges Addressed by Vertical Farming
3.2.5 Stakeholders Involved in the Convergence of Vertical Farming with Other Technologies
3.3 Water Conservation Technologies
3.3.1 Drip Irrigation Reduces Water Utilization in Farms as Compared to Conventional Irrigation Systems
3.3.2 Stakeholders Involved in Offering Drip Irrigation Solutions
3.3.3 Variable Rate Irrigation Technologies Facilitates Uniform Monitoring of Agricultural Fields
3.3.4 Recent Developments in Water Management Practices
3.3.5 Emerging Innovations in Water Conservation Microfluidic Water Sensors for Real-time Moisture Measurement and Irrigation Utilization of Solar Power and Synchronization of Irrigation Systems with Smart Phones Reduce Water Consumption
3.3.6 Challenges Associated with Water Conservation Technologies
3.3.7 Stakeholders Involved in Offering Variable Rate Irrigation Solutions
3.4 Synthetic Biology
3.4.1 Integration of Genetics, Biology, and Engineering Develops Sustainable Food Products with Enhanced Food Safety
3.4.2 Industrial Focus is on Enhancing Crop Health and Food Safety Through Cost-effective Solutions
3.4.3 Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs) and Pest Management
3.4.4 Emerging Innovations in Synthetic Biology Utilization of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria to Enhance Photosynthesis in Crop Cultivation Increased availability of Nutrients and Efficient Management of Pests Increases Crop Productivity
3.4.5 Companies Strive to Maintain Nutrient Levels in the Soil Using EFFs to Increase Crop Yield Per Hectare
3.5 Agricultural Robots
3.5.1 Agricultural Robots are Digitally Equipped with Software Tools so as to Enable Real Time Monitoring
3.5.2 Resource Efficiency in Agriculture Production
3.5.3 Emerging Innovations in Agricultural Robots
3.5.3 Emerging Innovations in Agricultural Robots Autonomous Navigation Enabled Agricultural Robots to Increase Production Efficiency Patented Agricultural Robots are Capable of Increasing Harvest Rate Within Unit Area of an Agricultural Field
3.5.4 Challenges Associated with Agricultural Robots
3.5.5 UAVs with Computer Control Systems Are Incorporated to Reduce Manual Labor and Increase Efficiency
4. Conclusion
4.1 Key Takeaway from the Convergence of Various Futuristic Agricultural Technologies
4.2 Key Takeaway from the Convergence of Vertical Farming and Equipment Telematics
4.3 Key Takeaway from the Convergence of Agricultural Robots and Input Parameters
5. Key Contacts
5.1 Key Contacts of Stakeholders Associated with Agriculture 2.0