Below are 4 of the largest upcoming agro-informatics trends coming in 2023 and beyond:
1️⃣ A focus on increasing production to meet growing global needs
As indicated by the US Farm Service Agency, there will be 1.2 million fewer acres dedicated to corn production in the United States. As a result, farmers will need to produce significantly more from their land in order to meet the growing global population's demand for ethanol, animal feed, and food.
2️⃣ Increased use of AI-based digital tools
As technology adoption grows, the digital age in farming continues to thrive. Artificial intelligence (AI) will become a constant presence in agriculture productions of all sizes, from measuring soil nutrient levels to monitoring irrigation and using drone imagery to map and estimate disease presence.
3️⃣ A larger use of precision agriculture, primarily to decrease costs
Precision agriculture harnesses smart, connected technology systems to improve grower outcomes. Growers can save time, money, and resources—all at a premium in today’s world—with tools that support crop monitoring and targeted crop nutrition plans. 2023 will unveil exciting updates in the precision ag space.
4️⃣ A continued focus on sustainability
Sustainability isn’t a new trend or topic in 2023, but it’s a safe bet that companies will double down on their efforts. To do so, they’ll need to quantify their impact on sustainability. The agriculture industry will have similar opportunities to engage in sustainability efforts with renewed vigor. With pressures from a changing climate and a growing population, adapting is necessary.