Modern farming technology is used to improve the wide types of production practices employed by our farmers. It makes use of hybrid seeds of selected variety of a single crop, technologically advanced equipment and lots of energy subsidies in the form of irrigation water, fertilizers and pesticides. The most common types of equipment and machinery used on farms include tractors, balers, combines, plows, mowers, planters and sprayers.
Farming is no longer a small scale production, but rather one that is done with huge machines over thousands of hectares. This efficiency boost means that the world has access to any food it wants at any time.
Let’s take a look at 5 modern machines that dramatically increased the efficiency and production of farming operations across the globe.
1. Small-scale Potato Harvester
This machine digs potato from the soil by separating soil from the roots. It functions on small scale but separates the soil quickly to reduce the problems in harvesting of potato. Even though the picture depicts a small-scale machine, the same technology is used in tractor-towed rigs to harvest potatoes at an even greater scale.
2. Automatic In row weeder
Weeding is an important practice in agriculture. Growth of weeds can interrupt the growth of crops which will eventually lead to the unavailability of nutrients. This machine quickly and effectively tears up weeds without worrying about hurting the original crops. Letting your fields get overgrown can allow weeds and invasive species to choke out your cash crop and leave the farmer with pennies. Pesticides and weedicides are common, but many take issue with the possibly harmful chemicals hidden within.
3. Automatic cow milking machine
Cow in our Indian society is used for milk and many other products are made out of it. This way it is important but if there is an easy way out to milk cow through machine; it can enhance the productivity in agriculture ultimately by increasing the milk production of the country
4. Carrot harvester and separator
This machine is no different from the potato harvester but provides an ease in harvesting carrot from the ground along with roots which are digged deep inside. The machine is a boon in harvesting as it can emulsify the rate at which harvesting of carrot can be done.
5. Robotic lettuce harvester
HOOVER XL is a powerful machine to aspirate the residues of crop and leaves on the ground, designed for fourth range producers. With 4 steering wheels, the aspirator is fitted with a side shifting cutting bars thus reducing the problems in harvesting lettuce.
These machines inevitably enhance the production in some or the other way thus reducing the manpower and automatically enhancing the economy of the countries. No matter how advanced they are but they can be the future of Indian agriculture in their own innovative ways.