What is autonomous farming?
Autonomous farming is the modeling and regulation of agricultural machinery. These farming technologies use on-farm sensing, and control power of automated farming equipment to reach agronomy-based targets.
What are autonomous farm equipment?
The most common types of equipment and machinery used on farms include tractors, balers, combines, plows, mowers, planters, and sprayers.
What are the benefits of autonomous farming?
Farmers’ profitability is heavily tied to how productive and efficient they are; advanced technologies such as autonomous equipment can help to improve their operations. These technologies can help ensure more precise planting, spraying and harvesting which can lead to larger crop yields.
Is autonomous farming safe?
CESM Safety standards
An important positive on farming automation is in regards to safety. These machines can work for long hours and in dangerous situations without being affected by rain, sleet, snow, or any other adverse weather conditions. This means that farmers will see a reduction in injuries, which will likely result in lower costs as well.