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Technologies to draw a new face of agriculture Jensen

A technology which can measure and quantify the spatial capacity of farms in terms of things like fertiliser use.
Technologies to draw a new face of agriculture Jensen

Now the time has come where we can see driver-less tractors used in agricultural farms.Isn’t it fascinating.Yes this technology is on its developing stage. The time where bullocks were used to plough the fields, transformed to tractors, now its driver-less tractors.

Technology is building huge future where agriculture to be prime in used the modern methods for its cultivation purposes. Likewise a precision agriculture expert Troy Jensen has been developing technology which can measure and quantify the spatial capacity of farms in terms of things like fertiliser use.

However, to do so requires advanced technology such as auto-steer tractors, which Mr Jensen said already existed. But farm equipment could be even more advanced in the future.

"The idea behind fully autonomous, driverless tractors is a possibility," Mr Jensen said."You still need that human interface, [and] there might be ways of a person being in one tractor controlling a fleet.You could be having cameras on board, sensors that are looking at the crop as you’re plowing or spraying weeds differentially,” adds Jensen.

Similarly, Food expert Lindsay Brown has been investigating the potential of recycling food waste.He has begun clinical trials to look at how the waste products of foods such as wine can be utilised, and made into functional foods which could improve health.

"For example, when we make red wine most of the stuff gets thrown out [and] gets used as compost," Brown said.Brown further said one glass a day had significant health benefits."It would prevent you getting obese, it would probably reduce your blood pressure if it’s high, and probably change the glucose metabolism, trying to prevent diabetes," he said.
 

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