Agriculture has undergone significant changes throughout history, as a result of advances in technology and current trends. These changes have motivated the development of new products and production processes, which, in turn, represent a development in the industry itself. When this happens, we are talking about an innovation in the agricultural sector.
Innovation in the Agricultural Sector as a Competitive Advantage
Essentially, the concept of innovating refers to making changes in contemporary ways. Someone who innovates is someone who applies new ideas, new concepts and new practices in their business or activity, and achieves different results thanks to it.
The ultimate goal is to achieve a competitive advantage through innovations.
The introduction of new practices in production processes, in field management, new ideas for capturing daily work information, adoption of new technologies, among many other possibilities, all based on an appropriate investigation, help to guarantee the obtaining of good results.
We can derive that innovation in the agricultural sector is summarized in three groups:
The technological development of the agrochemical industry resulted in the generation of various products for the field, all aimed at improving production levels. Today it is known that there are two very marked and defined trends in terms of the types of agriculture: traditional and organic crops, which make use of both non-chemical fertilizers and pest control by natural, biological and ecological means. Today we can say that there is a strong trend towards organic crops, as well as reducing the use of chemical pesticides, which has resulted in the creation of new agricultural products that meet these needs.
It refers to the technical processes of mechanization of the agricultural protocol through the use of machines that facilitate the production processes in all its phases, from the preparation of the land and the sowing of seeds, to the harvest. The use of machinery helps in reducing time, which would be much longer in manual processes. The most common machines are seeders, agricultural tractors, combine harvesters, and motor cultivators. Any cultivation process that requires moving to an industrial or pre-industrial phase must, obligatorily, make use of machinery to keep up with the competitive levels of the market.
New discoveries in biophysics are applying the laws and principles of physics to biological functions.
Biophysics have been used in various ways to stimulate biological processes or measure the effects of other innovations, such as the chemical innovations mentioned above.
The Kyminasi Plant Booster is the first innovation in this field, which stimulates the entire photosynthesis process of plants simultaneously. This results in improvements that are much more impressive than other approaches that only handle one aspect of this process.
As you may have seen, innovation has been part of agriculture over time, and it is a very important element in competitiveness, not only for the farmer in his business, be it small or large, but also for an industry.
Technologies motivate and enable this innovation, so it is vital to stay informed about changes and new trends.
By Arantza Castro
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