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SAVIOR OF REAL FARMERS IN SRI LANKA

Agribusiness has assumed greater importance not only in developed and commercial agriculture all around the world but also in developing and subsistence types of agriculture. A farm manager must not understand different methods of agricultural production, but also he must be concerned with their costs and returns. He must know how to allocate scarce productive resources on the farm business to meet his goals and at the same time react to economic forces that arise from both within and outside the farm.
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AGRICULTURE WITH DRONE

The drone technology data helps farmers make better decisions while using resources more efficiently to maintain and improve yields. Drones also allow farmers to quickly and frequently access crop data, including plant identification, soil quality testing, and irrigation problems.
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Appreciating Soil

The soil is comprised of two distinct fractions called the 'organic (biological) fraction ' and 'inorganic (chemical/physical) fraction'.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURAL AUTOMATION TO FEED A HUNGRY PLANET

Farm automation, commonly associated with ‘smart farming’ is the process of utilizing various technological innovations to upgrade and automate agriculture to do it at the field or post-harvest level.
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ROLE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) IN AGRICULTURE

When it comes to big data analytics and smart farming, even small farmers can gather data from various sources, which helps them with decision-making that will lead to lower costs and increase yields.
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Can Sri Lanka propose a New Growth Paradigm?

In our rush to create the new petroleum and coal driven economy, this very simple and fundamental fact has been ignored.
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THE ROLE OF SOIL ORGANIC MATTER IN AGRICULTURE

Soil acts as the main supportive structure for plants in agriculture and provides the main sources of nutrients and water to the plants. Soil is the combination of mineral fragments, water, air and organic matter.
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The Long shelf life of Biochar in Soil for a Better Future

The application of biochar to the agricultural fields increases productivity in many aspects and purifies the soil and enriches the unfertile soils with abundant growth of beneficial microorganisms.
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Biochar for any soil: A Better Approach to Sustainable Agriculture

Some fundamental challenges within agricultural practices comprise the enhancement of water retention and microbiota in soils, besides boosting the efficiency of fertilizers.
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Can Digital Agriculture Save Money to Farmers?

Digitization of agriculture is the only method one can follow inorder to increase the competitiveness of agricultural production in a short time, even during the first two years of implementation.
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What is ‘Organic Agriculture’ and why is it important?

Organic Agriculture can be summarized simply as ‘Systems of agriculture that produces food and fiber free from industrially produced chemicals. ’ It encompasses minerals, salts from natural sources, but the basic clear requirement is...
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Why Small Farms will be the backbone of food security

The ecological axiom that: ‘Energy flow through a system tends to organize and simplify that system’, is abundantly clear in agriculture. As farms moved from small...
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Automated Hydroponic systems can save the world one day in near future

The modern world seeks solutions to all of the aforementioned agricultural challenges, such as food quality and quantity, the preservation of arable areas, and the reduction of work hours required to produce food.
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The Role of Soil productivity in Agriculture Development

With the world's population expanding, agriculture development and production are becoming increasingly important in providing food to everyone with limited resources. The most basic resource for agricultural growth is healthy and productive soil.
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Irrigation Systems Always Should Adapt With Climate Changes

Irrigation is a critical component in crop cultivation. Majority of the world relies on rainfall for irrigation, any changes in rainfall patterns or other climatic characteristics will affect both supply and demand for irrigation water, as well as the irrigation infrastructure.
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How Smarter The Technology Will Feed The Plant

Agriculture is making remarkable gains toward practical insights, expanding beyond gleaning knowledge from aerial or ground images. Heat maps are the new unprecedented advancements thanks to machine learning technology, which can now portray the landscape in greater detail than ever before.
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Smart Agriculture On Smartphones

Fact that mobile technology will be able to utilize to assist farmers will be enhancing their agricultural productivity is revealed by the growing number of mobile phone users. In the sphere of agriculture, technological advancements have opened several doors for farmers.
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