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As attention turns to sustainable energy and production, Hitachi have looked at ways in which technological advancements can redefine the way the world’s biggest industries are run, managed – and monitored.
GeoMation Farming is an agricultural information management system developed in response to customers who want to apply Information Technology to agriculture. It works by linking to map data by applying the GIS (Geographic Information System) technology from Hitachi Soft. This system was introduced to Agricultural Cooperative Association, the Agricultural Mutual Relief Association, and food-related companies. Hitachi’s goal is to solve various problems in agriculture areas such as food safety and security, soil fertilising, farmland liquidity, and promote regional and agricultural development.
GeoMation Farming enables you to use the following functions singly or in combination.
Used to unite the management of various farmland-related information on crops, cultivators, occurrence of agricultural pests, and soil analysis, utilising the map data.
Used to check the amount, timing, and frequency for use of agrichemicals, to determine the appropriate criteria by component comparison, utilising the agrichemical database.
Used to analyse the growth of wheat, protein content of paddy rice, and others. Managing the analysed results for every farm field to optimise the timing and procedure for cropping with this system enables you to reduce the drying energy and improve the cropping work efficiency, thereby reducing CO2.
Used to support optimum fertilisation design suitable to the soil, crops, and region, using various data including soil data, crops, soil texture, and regional fertilisation criteria.
The GeoMation Farm can be used to manage and utilise information for each piece of field; including crops, staff, the record of fertilizer and other agricultural chemical usage. Yield and quality. in addition, satellite images can be used to forecast wheat growth and analyze the protein content of the grain.
The system's benefits include:
Satellite image analysis provides a visual indication of the best time to harvest wheat, rice, and other crops.
Efficient use of the combined efforts of harvesters, tractors and other machineries can be determined in order to save on fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions. In addition, there is the possibility of saving energy by approximately 53% due to a reduction in office work, such as data management and the preparation of documents.
GeoMation Farming regulates the quantity, frequency and timing of agricultural chemical use to determine if they are being utilised appropriately.
Additionally, to ensure an optimum level of agricultural chemical application, a message appears to alert the user when an excess is applied.
By optimising agricultural chemical usage, GeoMation Farming supports measures to ensure food safety and security, along with a bountiful harvest of agricultural produce.
Creating a database of land, crops, fertiliser, agricultural chemicals, and other essential agricultural resources enables them to be utilised to their maximum potential.
An example of this is if a wheat field is switched to grow cabbage, appropriate soil preparation is necessary. GeoMation Farm determines the appropriate type and quantity of fertiliser to use based on the soil conditions, crop and the stage of growth.
This ensures effective use of the land by converting the land that is unsuitable for a particular crop to grow something different rather than leaving it uncultivated.
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