Farming is now one of the toughest jobs to pursue nowadays because its lack of profit lacking and nonuniform returns in terms of money like people nowadays think in likewise that by hiving all of their time to farming what they go on get interim id farming is not profitable profession as of now in this radical market where everything is speculative about farming even though hundreds of acres lands belong to farmers still they found a 9 to 5 job to be rather than being a farmer .
Undoubtedly the consideration of the potential of farming is really needs to be reformed because this will definitely going to make the situation often becomes more worst if we didn’t do anything about it so to understand this problem you need to study the whole case and thanks to the revolutionary advancement IMG the technology which gives the farming a new shelter to rehab and provided a soccer so that with application of advanced technology and machines farming is made easy and affordable for the farmers
So here are the few methods and technics with which farming is made easy due to in cooperation of new technology with traditional farming. we will also go through the evolution of farming technology
With the coming of the Industrial Revolution and the development of more complicated machines, farming methods took a great leap forward. Instead of harvesting grain by hand with a sharp blade, wheeled machines cut a continuous swath. Instead of threshing the grain by beating it with sticks, threshing machines separated the seeds from the heads and stalks. The first appears in the late 19th century.
Power for agricultural machinery was originally supplied by ox or other domesticated animals. With the invent the owner came the portable engine, and later the traction engine, a multipurpose, mobile energy source that was the ground-crawling cousin to the steam locomotive. Agricultural steam engines took over the heavy pulling work of oxen, and were also equipped with a pulley that could power stationary machines via the use of a long belt. The steam-powered machines were low-powered by today’s standards but, because of their size and their low gear ratios, they could provide a large drawbar pull. Their slow speed led farmers to comment that tractors had two speeds: “slow, and damn slow.”
Internal combustion engines
The internal combustion engine; first the petrol engine, and later diesel engines; became the main source of power for the next generation of tractors. These engines also contributed to the development of the self-propelled, combined harvester and thresher, or combine harvester (also shortened to ‘combine’). Instead of cutting the grain stalks and transporting them to a stationary threshing machine, these combines cut, threshed, and separated the grain while moving continuously through the field.
Combines might have taken the harvesting job away from tractors, but tractors still do the majority of work on a modern farm. They are used to push/pull implements—machines that till the ground, plant seed, and perform other tasks.
Tillage implements prepare the soil for planting by loosening the soil and killing weeds or competing plants. The best-known are the ploughs, the ancient implement that was upgraded in 1838 by John Deere. Ploughs are now used less frequently in the U.S. than formerly, with offset disks used instead to turn over the soil, and chisels used to gain the depth needed to retain moisture.
The most common type of seeder is called a planter, and spaces seeds out equally in long rows, which are usually two to three feet apart. Some crops are planted by drills, which put out much more seed in rows less than a foot apart, blanketing the field with crops. Transplanters automate the task of transplanting seedlings to the field. With the widespread use of plastic mulch, plastic mulch layers, transplanters, and seeders lay down long rows of plastic, and plant through them automatically.
After planting, other implements can be used to cultivate weeds from between rows, or to spread fertilizer and pesticides. Hay balers can be used to tightly package grass or alfalfa into a storable form for the winter months.
Modern irrigation relies on machinery. Engines, pumps and other specialized gear provide water quickly and in high volumes to large areas of land. Similar types of equipment can be used to deliver fertilizers and pesticides.
Besides the tractor, other vehicles have been adapted for use in farming, including trucks, airplanes, and helicopters, such as for transporting crops and making equipment mobile, to aerial spraying and livestock herd management.
New technology and the future
The basic technology of agricultural machines has changed little in the last century. Though modern harvesters and planters may do a better job or be slightly tweaked from their predecessors, the US$250,000 combine of today still cuts, threshes, and separates grain in the same way it has always been done. However, technology is changing the way that humans operate the machines, as computer monitoring systems, GPS locators and self-steer programs allow the most advanced tractors and implements to be more precise and less wasteful in the use of fuel, seed, or fertilizer. In the foreseeable future, there may be mass production of driverless tractors, which use GPS maps and electronic sensors.
Open source agricultural equipment
Many farmers are upset by their inability to fix the new types of high-tech farm equipment.This is due mostly to companies using intellectual property law to prevent farmers from having the legal right to fix their equipment (or gain access to the information to allow them to do it). In October 2015 an exemption was added to the DMCA to allow inspection and modification of the software in cars and other vehicles including agricultural machinery.
By the end of this story, I would love to hear your thoughts so what do you think upon the collaboration of farming with advance and fast technology tell in the comments below whether you find this collaboration to be beneficial do you think traditional facing is sufficed t in itself and bonding need to be engaged with this beneficial so please do like and share if you find this blog informative.