The advantages just described speak for themselves.
But what can you do in practice by having a SMART KIT for Agriculture 4.0?
The benefit is both qualitative and quantitative.
There are farms that have achieved savings on production inputs of -30% with + 20% more production.
Other companies have instead obtained higher quality products without any residual chemicals.
As already pointed out, it depends a lot on the type of data you decide to monitor.
The cross-analysis of data collected on environmental, climatic and cultural factors allows, for example, to establish the irrigation and nutritional needs of crops, prevent pathologies, identify weeds before they proliferate.
Consequently, it is possible to intervene in a targeted way, saving time and material resources, with the certainty of being able to carry out more effective interventions, which also positively affect (but not only) the quality of the finished product.
This is the case, for example, of those who do Strip Tillage, who could use these Big data 4.0 to be sure of centering the best processing window.
Or more simply to make sure that a planter or a fertilizer spreader is working in the most effective way possible, thanks to the real-time analysis of the sown, crossing the detailed GPS tracking information and the data of the new generation optical sensors.
But the examples in which Agriculture 4.0 has managed to make a difference are really so many. Each process, each phase, each process can benefit immediately, so much so as to be able to reach efficiency values such as those mentioned above (+ 20% production, with -30% savings).
Would you like to know what data could make a difference in your business? ASK MARCO, our trusted agronomist.
That’s not all: thanks to these SMART KIT 4.0 it is also possible to establish the most appropriate time for harvesting, in order to pick the product at the most suitable time (based on the specific use you will have to make along the supply chain).
And it is precisely by exploiting these data along the supply chain that the greatest value of Agriculture 4.0 is captured : it is possible to trace and certify products from the field to the processing industry, build short supply chains, obtain products of the highest quality and create efficiency not only in production processes, but also in the exchange of goods and information between the various players in the Value Chain.
SUMMARY OF THE ADVANTAGES OF AGRICULTURE 4.0:
• HIGHER REVENUES (higher productivity and enhancement)
• REDUCTION OF COSTS (reducing production inputs, the timing of activities and decision-making processes)
• MORE SUSTAINABLE AND CONSCIOUS PRODUCTION (not only from an economic point of view but also from an environmental and social point of view)