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This Israeli Technique Will Make Plants Say They Are Thirsty!

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| July 4 , 2017 , 13:42 IST

Israel is well known for its precision in agriculture and its leadership in drip irrigation is something that they are well known for. Now that PM Modi is in Israel he would be looking at this unique technique as it will help the farmers immensely.

This concept of artificial intelligence for irrigation will help farmers across the country to make sure that the plants do not suffer. The new system, which has been in commercial use for nearly one-and-a-half-year, analysed data generated from crops through sensors and translates it into irrigation commands. It helps farmers get a real-time alert on the actual water needs of plants in their fields.

According to reports, this new system which has been in commercial use for almost one-and-a-half-year analysed data generated from crops through sensors and translates it into irrigation commands. It helps farmers get a real-time alert on the actual water needs of plants in their fields.

Such technology will be very beneficial for the farmers in water-starved regions of Maharashtra (Marathwada), UP, Madhya Pradesh (Bundelkhand) and Rajasthan.

Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute had organised farm visits for international journalists last month to show them how the new technology has been successful in farms which have helped in growing fruits and vegetables and flowers.

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Agro Web Lab has developed the technology that uses plant, soil and environment sensors to monitor the stress levels in the plant and sends feedback to the farmers of what the plants need.

In an interview to Times of India they asked how such technology can be deployed in India where nearly 85% of farmers have small farms (1-5 acres), SupPlant's representatives told TOI they are working on a big-data solution that will allow almost any grower to enjoy the benefits of the vast amount of data collected by the Growth-Based Irrigation (GBI) systems.

"With Big-Data Irrigation (BDI), even the smallest growers will be able to receive an accurate and dynamic irrigation regime to their cellular phone without the necessity of hardware in the field," SupPlant's representative told TOI at Giv'at Brener farm near Tel Aviv.