Sensor Technology on Your Farm
A tractor-pulled multi-sensor phenotyping platform for small grain
cereals. Breed Vision's various optical sensors such as light curtain
imaging, 3D Time-of-Flight cameras, laser distance sensors, and
Hyperspectral imaging is all recorded.
A sensor developed by Cellular Machines, created a sensor that can monitor the most important aspect for greenhouse growing including: temperature, humidity, light level, pH, door position and for greenhouse growing including: temperature, humidity, light level, pH, door position and fertilizer.
The industry of sensor technology is an ever expanding one. In the
future, micro-tags the size of soil particles could be deployed in
fields measuring soil moisture, disease burden, and if the crop is ready
With the new John Deere ExactEmerge planter, sensors measure the seed as
it passes down and is delivered about two inches above the bottom of
the trench all accurately planting at 10mph.
Using electromyographic (EMG) technology, communication pathways
between human and machine are possible. As the technology progresses,
one may steer their tractor by looking in the direction they wish to go
with the same accuracy as manual steering.
It may be possible within the next 20 years that nano sensors in
livestock will be a common occurrence. The nano sensors destroy
pathogens to keep the animal healthy then flush out as they go through
the digestive system. Are humans next?
Sensor technology is an ever-evolving field. Check out some of these modern examples and ones that aren't too far off.