Proxies and remote-sensing: the pillars of digital agriculture
REPORT - Precision agriculture appeared in France at the beginning of the century, and is one of the main branches of the domain widely known as “digital agriculture” today. It aims for the optimization in general of the returns and investments of agriculture, and is notably based on two measurement modules that perform better than physical crop sampling: proxy-detection and sensor-based remote-sensing. Still rarely used in France, that is to say by less than 10% of farmers as opposed to three times as many across the Atlantic, will these technologies and the new practices they involve inaugurate a new model of agriculture? This question underlies the present dossier which explores their use and examines their added value.
Published on 02 January 2020