Precision Farming leverages technology and data analysis to allow farmers to improve their crop yields and quality. It uses technologies like mobile phone apps, GPS, drones, sensors, and automation. These innovations allow close monitoring of conditions like weather, soil moisture, pests and diseases, crop yield and predicted harvest date.
This allows defined resource targeting. It reduces waste — water, agricultural chemicals, labor, and other inputs. For instance, drones will safely deliver small quantities of ag chemicals precisely where needed with low labor and equipment cost compared with crop-dusting or application by workers.