Harnessing the Power of Precision Agriculture: A Paradigm Shift in Agronomy

Authors

  • Nasir Mehmood Khan Department of Agronomy, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • Binish Munawar Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.8726/8qbphc41

Keywords:

precision, precision, technology, resource management, yield, environmental impact, agronomic practices.

Abstract

Agriculture, the backbone of human civilization, has witnessed a revolutionary transition with the advent of precision agriculture, marking a paradigm shift in agronomy. This review paper explores the transformative impact of precision agriculture, a response to the growing need for efficient and sustainable farming practices. Precision agriculture diverges from traditional uniform treatment methods by employing advanced technologies to optimize field-level management, focusing on variability within fields to address crop needs, soil properties, and environmental conditions with tailored solutions. The paper delves into the historical evolution of precision agriculture, tracing its roots from early mechanization to the integration of cutting-edge technologies such as GPS, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Internet of Things (IoT), AI, and robotics in farming operations. These technological advancements represent a fundamental change in agricultural practices, aligning closely with environmental awareness and the need for sustainable resource management. Precision agriculture has shown to enhance crop yields while minimizing environmental footprints, offering a pathway to achieve sustainable agriculture amid the global challenge of an increasing population. Looking to the future, precision agriculture stands as a beacon for a sustainable future in farming. It is imperative that its development and implementation be guided by a balanced consideration of technological innovation, environmental sustainability, and social equity.

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2023-11-27

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Harnessing the Power of Precision Agriculture: A Paradigm Shift in Agronomy. (2023). International Journal of Research and Advances in Agricultural Sciences, 2(3), 79-87. https://doi.org/10.8726/8qbphc41

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