AMAZONE wishes to make a decisive contribution to digitalisation and help our customers to secure their future with innovative technologies. We therefore combine our digital expertise under the keyword AMAZONE 4.0 and look to provide farmers and contractors with optimum solutions for precision farming.
Feeding more people from less land
Professional agriculture faces major challenges today. On the one hand, agriculture must produce high-quality food to feed the world population. Whilst the world population is steadily growing, the amount of arable land on which food can be produced is decreasing due to increased urbanisation. Once again, higher yields are the key objective for agricultural production.
However, the efficiency of crop production cannot be increased by simply increasing the size of machinery. It is therefore necessary to improve the efficiency of production processes through automation and to treat the plants as precisely as possible. To make matters worse, climate change with extreme weather conditions poses new challenges for agriculture and does not always ensure that there is a constant level of yield.
Reducing the use of inputs on a sustained basis
On the other hand, environmental regulations such as the new Fertiliser Regulations, or the requirement to reduce the usage of plant protection agents, as well as the elimination of many individual plant protection agents, further restricts potential production. At the same time, increasing biodiversity must continue to be the primary goal of modern agriculture, so that it offers good prospects for future generations in the long term. In addition to saving resources for reasons of environmental protection or public acceptance, it goes without saying that the optimum use of inputs is also of enormous economic importance for agriculture.
The available resources must be applied even more precisely today. Whereas a uniform application rate was applied to the full area in the past, this now has to be done more and more by part-area and even by individual plant in the future. This means that the precision of sowing, fertilisation and crop protection machinery must increase.
Digitalisation supports agriculture
The ongoing digitalisation of production processes will significantly support agriculture in overcoming these enormous challenges and also in supplying the world population with high-quality food in the future.
A look at the modern and digital agricultural technology available from AMAZONE
Fundamental principles for precision agriculture
- Precise position determination for steering, part-width section control and for part-area, site-specific application
- Standardised communication between the tractor and a connected implement via ISOBUS
- Sensor systems for monitoring and automatic control
- Acquisition, interpretation and further processing of data
- Networking and processing of all data according to one standard, e.g. in a cloud