Episode 2

Robert Schmitt on Precision Farming, Drone vs. Satellite images and Seasonality

Published on: 15th July, 2021

So far agriculture has been undergoing two revolutions. The first was due to motorized vehicles at the beginning of the 20th century, boosting the number of people a farmer feeds to 26. The second revolution involved the genetic modification of crops, increasing the number of fed people to 156 per farmer. With the expected increase of the human population to close to 10 billion by 2050, we effectively need to double our food production. Behold the current third agricultural revolution: Precision farming.

The premise is simple, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach to fields and crops, leveraging data leads to an individualized approach for each patch of crop. One such company offering this data to farmers is award-winning start-up Vultus from Lund, as CEO Robert Schmitt explains.

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