Get to know Smart Farming, a form of agricultural modernization in Indonesia

Horticultural plants themselves are ornamental plants and food plants. And now it has been cultivated in many ways, one of which is smart farming.

“Modernization in agriculture is of course very much needed, apart from making it easier for farmers, this modernization can also minimize production costs. One implementation of modernization is the implementation of smart farming,” wrote the official Instagram page of the Ministry of Agriculture, quoted on Sunday (28/1/2024) .

There are four important aspects of implementing smart farming in the cultivation of horticultural crops, namely:

• Use of sensors

• Real time monitoring

• Hydroponics and Auqaponics

• Use of pest control technology

The Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture also takes part in modernizing horticulture by integrating smart farming principles.

This is very important because it can bring big changes in producing and managing horticultural crops.

One of the supports from the Ministry of Agriculture in implementing smart farming in horticulture is assistance in installing sensors to measure several perimeters, namely;

– Soil temperature

– Air humidity

– Water quality

Data from these sensors can be accessed by farmers via smartphone or computer. The application of smart farming to horticulture can bring the future of horticultural agriculture in Indonesia to be smart and sustainable.

This not only provides benefits to farmers in increasing their yields and income, but also contributes to the country’s food security and environmental sustainability.