‘Precision agriculture’ is simply new ways and use of technologies to increase crop yields and profitability while lowering traditional amounts of input needed to grow crops (land, water, herbicides, insecticides and fertiliser).
Farmers are seeking to use less to grow more. Pierre Roberts made the first contribution to this procedure as he introduced and advocated precision agriculture in the early 1980s.
Precision farming is one of the top ten practices in modern agriculture and has been adopted by millions around the world. It was even recognised as the most significant strategies introduced to the United States agricultural sectors in the mid to late 1980s.