5G tech to transform one of the oldest jobs in the world
Commodities - MARCH 3, 2022

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5G tech to transform one of the oldest jobs in the world

by Andrea Zander

The rollout of 5G technology is changing agriculture by supporting the automation of repetitive and labor-intensive tasks, potentially beginning a new era in the history of modern farming, according to a Verizon report.

5G combined with other technologies also will make farming more precise, using customized, data-driven approaches to farm management instead of outdated, one-size-fits-all thinking for crop yield, water and pesticide use, and waste management.

Companies such as John Deere, with its self-propelled tractor, are poised to transform agriculture. Unveiled in January 2022, John Deere’s fully autonomous tractor is equipped with six pairs of stereo cameras using AI, enabling 360-degree obstacle detection, geo-awareness and the calculation of distance.

Innovative technology and data can create more resilient and sustainable crops and help ensure food insecurity becomes a th

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