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Use of Technologies in Agriculture

Use of Technologies in Agriculture Presented By Mohammed Furqan & Shyam Meherkar ( Prize winning presentation !!!! )

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Use of Technologies in Agriculture

  1. 1.  The use of technology is increasing day by day.  We all depend on technology & we use various technology to accomplish specific tasks in our lives.  In today’s world, we are surrounded by a lots of technologies.  So it is better to stay up-to-date with new emerging technologies.
  2. 2.  Technology has played a big role in developing the agricultural industry.  Innovations in technologies have modernized the agricultural field.  Various machineries & tools have helped the farmers of our country to play a vital role in developing the economy.  In India, the basic technology of agricultural machines has changed little in the last century.
  3. 3. .  Around 58 % population of India depends on Agriculture.  Almost 60% of Indian land comprises of agricultural land  140.7 million hectare area is available for sown. Agriculture & catch fishery is amongst the fastest growing industries in India. Agriculture continues to play a major role in Indian Economy.
  4. 4.  Major Technological Advancements in Agriculture  Mechanization  Chemical Fertilizers  Hybridization  Biotechnology
  5. 5.  Pre & post harvesting technology  Energy saving technology  Environment protection technology  Information and Communication technology  GIS & RS technology  Internet/Intranet Technology
  6. 6.  In agriculture, time & production are so important; you have to plant in time, harvest in time & deliver to stores in time.  Now a farmer can cultivate on more than 2 acres of land with less labor.  The use of planters & harvesters makes the process so easy.
  7. 7.  It helps in making products available on markets in time from the farm.  With modern transportation, consumers can have fresh crops available very easily.  It also helps farmers to easily transport fertilizers & other farm products to their farm.  It also speeds the supply of agro-products to market .
  8. 8.  It is one of the useful technology for both farmers & the consumers.  These cooling facilities are installed in food transportation trucks, so crops will stay fresh.  Due to this, consumers get fresh products & the farmers will sell all their products because the demand will be high.
  9. 9.  Plants which are produced genetically can resist diseases & pests.  It rewards the farmer with good yields & saves them time.  As they are resistant to most diseases & pests, the farmer will spend less money on pesticides.
  10. 10.  Previously, farmers have to hunt for grass for animals.  Now, these feeds can be manufactured & consumed by animals.  They have extra nutrition which improves health of animals.  The price of these feed is fair & low.  It saves time & money of the farmer.
  11. 11.  Nowadays, mobiles & smartphones are playing a vital role in accessing information about any topic.  Thus several mobile apps have been developed for ease in work for the farmers.  These applications are more advanced & can give accurate information.  With increase in craze of smartphones & tablets, its market is likely to grow.
  12. 12.  ID Apps : For identification purpose ( weeds, insects,etc.)  CALC Apps : For calculating purposes (Volume to spray, tank mixes,etc.)  ECON Apps : For checking grain prices, market evolutions, news & finances.  SCOUT Apps : For scouting purposes or for geo-positioning (soil sampling, soil types, etc.)  GUIDE Apps : For diagnosing crop production issues in the field, related to field guides.  GAG Apps : GAG (General Ag-Apps) for general use, management, weather-related, magazines, & more
  13. 13.  eFarmer  AgWeb  ArcGIS  The Corn  Aphid Scout  Ag-PhD  Farm Manager  Organic Farming  Rainbow  Unit Converter Ultimate
  14. 14. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 FY05 FY06 FY07 FY08 FY09 FY12 Agricultureas%ofGDP Agri-contribution to GDP declining
  15. 15.  Indian agriculture is famous for its rich bio-diversity.  Average yield in India is just 30% to 50% of the highest average yield in the world.  Agriculture in India is not technically developed.  Illiteracy and socio-economic backwardness results in low productivity in India.
  16. 16.  Green Revolution (1968)  Ever-Green Revolution (1996)  Blue Revolution (water, fish)  White Revolution (Milk)  Yellow Revolution (flower, edible)  Bio-Technology Revolution  ICT Revolution
  17. 17.  Significance of technology in agriculture is increasing day by day.  With improved technologies, we can have a high crop yield.  It can save time & money.  It is very important to accelerate economy of the country.  Both farmers & the consumers, can get the benefit of advanced technologies.  In future, the agricultural field is likely to be more advanced .