6 Technologies Coming to the Farming Industry in 2020



It’s no secret that the rapid pace of technological development and discovery will continue to revolutionize virtually every industry in the coming decade. 

A burgeoning world population combined with a push for sustainable food sources continue to make a tough job even more complicated for farmers.

Thankfully, there are people dedicated to integrating some of the world’s most advanced technology to assist our agricultural professionals. Here’s a glimpse at some technologies revolutionizing farming today and beyond. 

1. IBM Watson

AI is making waves in dozens of industries across the globe — and farming is no different. IBM purchased The Weather Company, which many farmers have relied on for weather forecasting, in 2016. With the acquisition, they were able to adapt one of the world’s most brilliant supercomputers to assist agribusiness. In 2018, IBM unveiled the Watson Decision Platform for Agriculture

IBM’s mass data storage capabilities and AI prediction software pair perfectly with the advanced weather forecasting data from The Weather Company.

IBM’s platform uses data from satellites and equipment sensors to oversee crop growth, soil nutrient levels and many other vital components. Together, they build management models that allow farmers to make better decisions for the health of their crops. 

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