Mobile Agriculture

 

Mobile agriculture is a subset of e-Agriculture, referring to the delivery of agriculture-related services via mobile communications technology.

 

Mobile communication technology includes all kinds of portable devices like basic mobile phones, smartphones, PDAs or tablet devices (e.g. iPad).

 

Mobile agriculture can also involve gathering relevant data through mobile technologies like automated weather stations (AWS) or systems and sensors for location-based collection not limited to the following:

 

  • Understanding multi-spectral imagery using drones in agriculture;
  • Nitrogen refine fertilization by detecting nutrient deficiencies symptoms;
  • Reduce chemical pesticide input through early detection of biotic stress;
  • Control crop irrigation by identifying areas where water stress is suspected;
  • Estimate crop yield by processing and exploiting agronomic indices.