How digital technology is changing agriculture?

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The world is becoming ever more connected through digital technology. Mobile devices are getting smaller, faster, cheaper and more efficient. Many industries are taking advantage of this digital innovation to address challenges in their sector. Digital tools are helping many businesses to take better decisions, and farmers are no exception. Technology and new digital tools are helping farmers use more precise amounts of water, fertilizers and keep a better control of their operations.
Depending on the size of the operation, the farm management process may require the services of a single farm manager or various managers to oversee diverse aspects of the company. Using digital tools will ease many processes such as plan farming activities, budgeting, reporting and monitoring on multiple tasks and performances.
Digital technology has been applied in different agricultural processes including farm machinery, livestock handing facilities, agronomy, communication others. Below you will find few ways in which technology has evolved within agricultural industries.

Farm management

Some digital tools allow farmers monitoring livestock movements, trading, reporting, forward planning and feeding programs. New technologies have become essential for producers to track their livestock. Using mobile technology, the lifetime tractability of livestock is now more effective than ever and it has become critical for disease response, market access and reputation,

Real time fleet tracking and monitoring

Digital and GPS technology has been used in machinery to track vehicle movements and fuel consumption, operation tracking to monitor yield and crop quality, track maintenance as well as direct communication with supervisors and workers.

Digital marketing monitoring

Online programs and applications have streamlined many time-consuming processes associated to marketing management. This new software allows users to track their online activity, to manage website and social media campaign activity.

Remote monitoring & drones

Some properties cover many acres, situation that makes checking water points, stock monitoring time consuming more challenging. Farm management software allows businesses to access information and alerts from their computers or mobile devices.
Drones have a unique advantage in being able to provide live information that can be advantageous in many ways. The have being used to check and monitor crop health, stock feed and water points.

What is a farm management software?

Farm management software manages and optimizes the production activities and operations of farms. Farm management software automates the recording and storage of data, eases the monitoring and analysing of all activities and streamlines production and work schedules.
This type of software helps farmers improve the best production and profit rates of their crops by giving them access to environmental conditions and finances. Specialized farm management solutions provide tailored services such as the record-keeping and farm production monitoring functionalities to the business needs. More often than ever, farmers and agriculture companies are requesting for the most efficient, fast and professional service. Farm management software for mobile devices has become a very attractive step forward to provide an efficient service in different locations and conditions.
The most advanced farm management software platforms provide mobile solutions all in one, which allows farmers to work more efficiently whist the saving money, time and resources. Farm management software solutions offer great functionality allowing specialized companies in the agriculture industry to cover all their needs in a fully integrated manner.

How does the farm management software work?


DataScope provides one of the most efficient farm management software tools in the market, which allows these companies an increase of their productivity. The information submitted by workers becomes 100% mobile through their smartphones, and the digital information is sent immediately to the central office for processing. Besides the mobile form includes the location of the workers, the time and signature, verifying the work was correctly done.
After the form is submitted, the supervisor receives a proof confirming that the tasks have been accomplished. In this way, the farm management software becomes much more than a temporary solution to a specific problem to turn into an investment that any farmer should consider if it wants to stand out before the competition.
To qualify for inclusion in the farm management category, a product should:
– Track and provide insights into the day-to-day operations of a farm.
– Provide tools to improve production efficiency and profitability of the farm.
– Track and monitor field workers’ progress and communication
– Offer crop management functionality
In the agricultural industry, productivity is a key factor. If production is high, the farmer will make more profits. If they make the production system more efficient, they will reduce costs and increase efficiency and quality of work done, producing greater harvest volumes per year and more profits.

DataScope is a platform which allows various industries to streamline, organize and evaluate the work of their field staffs thanks to online forms which provide real time indicators 100% adaptable to any field.

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