Nowadays, there is an app for everything from editing photos to having a virtual girlfriend. A South African technology company, Aerobotics, has now developed an app that will help farmers save water and grow healthier crops.
The app uses artificial intelligence to gather information from satellite images such as the health of the crops over time, detecting water leaks and creating moisture maps of certain areas, plus locating exact areas where there may be a problem in orchards.
The main aim of the app is to allow farmers to effectively manage their time and resources regularly to produce more and waste less water, as well as pest management. The app updates farmers with 10m resolution satellite data and farmers can even use drones fitted with multispectral cameras to create a 3D map of an area.
Farming apps aim to optimise farming and allow farmers to mitigate the risks of pests or unhealthy crops at an affordable price.
Check out the demonstration video below.