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AGRICULTURE

CII’s TNTD&PC to organise fifth essay of AgriCon in Chennai on March 10
Friday, 06 January, 2017, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Bengaluru
The Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Tamil Nadu Technology Development and Promotion Centre (TNTD&PC) will organise the fifth edition of AgriCon, theconference on precision agriculture technologies at Hotel Hilton, Chennai, on March 10, 2017. The theme of the event is Digital agriculture: The future is now.  

The most relevant trends, new business modelsand processes in the agriculture sector will be discussed at the conference, which will also focus on how digital technology drives this transformation and impacts the farming community. Its objective is to cover key areas in technologies related to precision agriculture.

The first session will focus on geospatial technologies in precision agriculture.Under this, resource,inventory assessment and management, soil and sub-soil monitoring, irrigation management, disease and pests: infection risk monitoring and management, bio-physical monitoring of crops, satellites in agriculture, sensor technology and weather innovations will be deliberated upon.  

The second session is on Building a Digital Agriculture: Improving Agriculture profitability. It will cover understanding digital disruption and its implications, digital disruption on-farm, exploring digital, development in the farm input sector and digital technology through the supply chain.

The third session is titled Internet of Things (IoT) in Agriculture. It will cover big data and data generation and capture, data warehouse, cloud data storage, prescription agriculture, probabilistic decision management, increasing yields by farm data collection and management and decision making.

The fourth session is on innovations in agricultural mechanisation. It will deal with new design methods, 3D printing in agriculture, electronics and software development process of modern tractors, influencing factors in agricultural machinery design and lessons learned from other industries.

“Agriculture has always harnessed technical advances. New technologies are starting to be seen on farms, improving working practices and results,” the organisers stated.

“Digital technologies and analytics are transforming agriculture, making a farm’s field operations more insight driven and efficient. Digital-based farm services, referred to as precision agriculture, are helping to improve crop yield,” they added.

Around 200 senior management personnel, representing industry leaders and senior executives of leading manufacturers of agriculture machinery companies, major crop protection, seed and fertiliserconsultants, bankers, financial service providers and investors, tech and communication experts, pumps manufacturers, ICT companies, fresh produce exporters, progressive farmers, retail chains and government agencies are expected to attend this conference.

According to TNTD&PC, thedelegate fee is Rs3,000 per participant for CII members, Rs4,000 per participant for non-member and Rs2,500 per participant for educational institutions.
 
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