As a farmer, you rely on the tools you hold in your own two hands every day to get the job done. That’s why it’s more important than ever that you keep track of new developments in AG technologies, so you can increase the quality and quantity of your produce and stay one step ahead of the competition. Learn about all the latest why and wherefores of new agricultural tools today at Fruit Growers Supply Co.

Seeking Out Soil

The soil in which you grow your food is one of the most important factors when it comes to turning out great produce, but sometimes the health of your earth can be hard to gauge at first glance. That means one of the most exciting advances among AG technologies has been that of the SnifferNeus, an invention of Illinois farmer Jamie Herring that assesses the gasses and microbes running through your soil and provides accurate data in real time. This could potentially be a game changing piece of AG machinery, but because it’s such a new development we’ll have to see how it evolves and keep our fingers crossed for now.

Vying for Verticality

You’re probably aware of the existence of vertical farming—the practice of farming indoors under controlled conditions to induce maximum quality and quantity of crop yields—but you may not know just how prominent it is, and will continue to be. AG technologies tend to be introduced slowly but surely to the masses; while it started out as a fringe idea, vertical farming is poised to be how 80% of the world harvests their produce by 2050. If you haven’t gotten around to researching the ins and outs of this tech-based farming solution, now would be a great time to get started.

Worker spraying crops with pesticides

Going with the Flow

While it’s been essential to farming since the days of ancient civilizations, irrigation has made massive strides over the last few years in ways not everyone might be aware of. Breakthroughs in AG technologies have made it possible for companies like ours to irrigate farmers’ lands based not just on soil but also elevation, surrounding environment, and other factors as well. No crop can thrive without the right amount of water, and it’s easier than ever for farmers to give their produce the hydration it needs.

Automatic for the People

Another buzzword that’s been making the rounds in agricultural circles is automatic farming, which might give you the image of a legion of cyborgs wielding threshers and driving tractors. But automatic farming introduces many AG technologies that can actually make the lives of farmers much easier, such as drone-based harvesting and AG machinery that can automatically track the viability of seeds in certain kinds of soil, so you don’t have to learn the hard way whether or not they’ll be a bust on your land. In the right hands, automatic farming can reduce the stresses and busywork of ordinary farmers so they can go back to doing the jobs on their land that really matter.

Playing the Field

You never know when life circumstances will collide to make certain AG technologies seem more valuable than ever before. A great example of this can be found in the form of Xarivo Field Technology, an app that assesses fields in real time and provides farmers with accurate data on how and when to do things like harvest and irrigate their crops. And since we’re living in a time where in-person interactions are more fraught than ever before thanks to instances such as Covid-19, Xarivo decided to offer this most useful of AG technologies at no charge to agriculturalists for a limited time. It just goes to show that agricultural tech isn’t just for producing high yields and making life easier—its ultimate goal is to make a better world for us all.

Large farming structure in field

What’s Coming Next?

No one knows what could be coming around the corner when it comes to AG machinery, but it will likely be heavily tied into remote farming and increased real-time data. The new breed of AG technologies makes it easier than ever to track the status of your crops from afar, and with less attention needed to devote to the physical labor of farming, agriculturalists can spend more time devoting their energies to strategies revolving around sustainability and ways to make sure their land stays able to feed their people for generations to come. We can’t tell exactly what will happen with the future of AG technologies, but we’re sure that the glow of your phone screen won’t be the only thing that’s bright about it.

Join the Future with Fruit Growers Supply Co.

Fruit Growers Supply Co. isn’t just interested in making sure your harvest is good this year; we’re here to ensure you’re prepared for whatever the seasons throw your way. That’s why we offer a robust online catalogue of tools and resources, as well as friendly and knowledgeable in-person expertise if you’d like to visit one of our stores. We can also provide installment of AG technologies that will make your life easier and your product better, such as intensive post-harvest solutions for your crops.

If you’d like to get in on the future with a company that has a personal investment in your success, get in touch with us today and ask about our products and services. Whether you’re an expert in the latest AG machinery or like to do things the old fashioned way, we’ve got something that will help you reach your goals. Trust Fruit Growers Supply Co. with the success of your next batch of crops.

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