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Smart Farming for Evergreen Revolution to Make Agriculture Profitable

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan
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Efficient use of technology has the potential to spell a turnaround to make farming profitable, help overcome the crisis in the agriculture sector and also help meet the changing needs (demands) of consumers, said Director of Research in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) K.S. Subramanian.

PJTSAU V-C V. Praveen Rao said there was an immediate need for collaborative networking between all the 75 agricultural university in the country for better and faster research by sharing their experiences.

Director of Research of PJTSAU T. Pradeep, board member E.A. Siddiq, retired agricultural scientist and daughter of late Ramamoorthy Adilakshimi and others attended.

The third memorial lecture of eminent soil scientist Dr B Ramamoorthy was held at seminar hall in PJTSAU auditorium on the campus here on Friday. Dr K S Subramanian, Director of Research, TNAU (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), delivered the memorial lecture on the theme 'Smart Farming for Evergreen Revolution.' Dr V Praveen Rao, the Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU, presided over the memorial lecture.

Delivering the lecture, Dr Subramanian said about the challenges and opportunities in the smart agriculture and he also emphasized on how the artificial intelligence, drone, sensor technologies, robotics may play a crucial role in extending of modern technologies to the farmers in the country. He also spoke on how nanotechnology will contribute to agricultural research for providing better services and developing low cost farm applications and technologies. Dr Subramanian further said that the smart farming is applied in four major areas in agriculture, namely: precision agriculture; protected cultivation; drones in agriculture; farm management systems. The application of smart farming is getting expanded widely, which is commensurate with technology development, he added.

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