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Software in the Agriculture Industry

Category: Primitive Social software development custom software solutions

Written by: Leisa Redmon

Posted on: February 7, 2020

Technology has been at the helm of radical change and has had a heavy hand in transitioning our lives from chaos to ease. Agriculture is no different.

However, even amidst an advancing landscape, farmers are prompted to predict often unpredictable climates, making it challenging to gauge supply and demand accurately. But that’s not the only set of roadblocks:

  • What do profit and loss statements look like, and how do they affect the future?
  • Do you have a way to record scheduled maintenance accurately?
  • How do you track progress?

Many farmers still encounter obstacles that can be mitigated with intelligent software adoption. Let’s take a look at four of those challenges.

Forecast and measure profits

Farming is a serious business warranting thoughtful consideration of current processes and procedures. Keeping track of inventory, expenses, and labor output helps keep track of financial activities that can improve efficiency and productivity.

Develop crop plans

Obtaining a comprehensive view of the farm in order to analyze and generate reports permits a farmer to plan and delegate farm activities efficiently. Receiving these valuable reports reveals insights regarding when and how to conduct crop rotations, adopting the best methods of pest control, and determining the best fertilizer to apply.

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Track and measure field activities

Many large farm operations rely heavily on the assistance of multiple employees. Agricultural software allows managers to oversee operations in a manner that helps plan each season appropriately without running the risk of over/under crop productions and wasted resources. 

Manage risk portfolios

Unpredictable weather, diseases, pests, wavering market demands, and a host of external variables present themselves as real challenges that many modern farmers deal with regularly. An agriculture software aids in obtaining and studying past data in order to make informed decisions in the present and future. 

Instead of dealing with the unpredictable nature of farming, opt into making educated decisions that aid in the sustainable growth of your business. With access to progressive innovations like drones, GPS, satellite imagery, robots, and more, agriculture and farming are quickly transitioning, and thriving, in the hi-tech arenas. 

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