value and importance of seed treatment, you should endeavor to get your seeds
well treated before planting, in order to have healthy and disease-resistant
crops, and ultimately enjoy abundant yield.
Cloud computing generally refers to the
on-demand availability of resources without direct active management of or
contact with these resources by the user. This refers to data centres available
to users on the internet. A product of Information Technology, cloud computing
has emerged as an exciting paradigm that offers a range of computing and
services to users. The benefits of cloud computing has made its application
sought in the area of biology.
An interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science, Robotics deals with the design, construction, use, control, and monitoring of robots; machines that can replicate human actions. Gradually, robotics has found applications in diverse fields; particular to this piece is the field of agriculture. Succinctly put, an agricultural robot is a robot used for agricultural purposes. Agricultural robots, also known as “agribots” automate slow, repetitive and otherwise dull tasks on the farm, thereby eliminating the monotony of actions and freeing the farmer up to focus on other tasks on the farm.
Generally speaking, soil moisture is the amount of water stored in the soil. While “surface soil moisture” is the term used to refer to water present in the upper 10 cm layer of the soil, “root zone soil moisture” is the term used to refer to water available to plants, and is generally considered to be in the upper 200 cm of soil.
Remote sensing is the science and technology
of acquiring information about the earth’s surface (i.e., land and ocean) and
atmosphere using sensors onboard airborne (e.g., aircraft or balloons) or spaceborne
(e.g., satellites and space shuttles) platforms.
Precision agriculture understands that there are
variations within a field and seeks to understand this intra-field variation
and then work with the information gotten to increase the efficiency and the productivity of a farm.
The world as we know it, is on a continuously evolving plane. Every sector of man’s activities continues to experience advancement, especially with the advent of technology. With this understanding, it is important that everyone gets to understand what the future of the sectors look like, in order to be relevant and to be able to maximize opportunities to effectively function in them. Join us as we look into what the future holds for the agricultural sector.
Over the years, there has been an increase in the call for youths to be actively involved in the field of Agriculture and emphasis has been consistently placed on the need for them to participate in areas involving this sector. But then, someone will ask; “what’s the fuss about youth involvement in agriculture?” If you happen to also be asking this very question, then you’re reading just the right article to enlighten you.
Ever wondered how exactly seeds germinate into full-grown plants? Ever imagined the particular processes and stages of growth they undergo before becoming those maize-yielding plants or the orange-producing trees? Well, you’ve come across just the right post to give you insight into this process and then some.
E-Agriculture refers to the process of deploying, adopting and accepting ICTs into the different aspects of the Agricultural Value-Chain. According to the United Nation’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), it involves the conceptualization, design, development, evaluation and application of creative ways of deploying ICTs to improve outcomes in the Agricultural sector.