Digital agriculture can help Brazil achieve record corn crop projection

Updated Mar 2, 2023
Brazil is the third largest corn producer in the world and the expectation is for an increase of 12.5% in the 2022/23 harvest – reaching the historical record of 127 million tons according to Conab research. To reach this mark, producers relied on an important ally: digital agriculture. According to the study Guia do Milho, carried out by Climate Fieldview, 75% use the resource in farming. The survey interviewed agronomists, farm owners and digital agriculture professionals and pointed to two tools as the most used: monitoring software, adopted by half of the producers, and climate forecasting solutions, used by 25%. Among the technologies used, agricultural telemetry is the least used: only 12.5% of corn producers opt for it. With the use of sensors in the farm's equipment, this technology allows the collection of data on the performance of the machinery – and avoids losses resulting from malfunctions. According to the Corn Guide, two resources share the preference of producers: ...
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