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agri-tech

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

Agri-tech is the use of technology for farming that is developed to improve efficiency and profitability. While most commonly used in horticulture and agriculture, agri-tech is also found in forestry, aquaculture and viticulture.

Agri-tech aims to improve farming through information monitoring and analysis of weather, pests, soil and air temperature. Agri-tech also includes the use of automation, such as controlling heaters and irrigation and employing pest control through aerosol pheromone dispersal.

Technologies and applications in agri-tech include:

  • drones
  • satellite photography and sensors
  • IoT-based sensor networks
  • phase tracking
  • weather forecasts
  • automated irrigation
  • light and heat control
  • intelligent software analysis for pest and disease prediction, soil management and other involved analytical tasks

Biotech is another type of agri-tech. For example, agri-tech company Azotic replaces nitrogen fertilizers with nitrogen-fixing bacteria as a more environmentally-friendly solution.

This was last updated in February 2017

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