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Precision Agriculture Market

Precision Agriculture Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Yield Monitoring, Crop Scouting, Field Mapping, Variable Rate Application, Weather Tracking and Forecasting, Inventory Management, Farm Labor Management, Financial Management, Others (demand forecasting, customer management, payables, and receivables)), By Offering (Hardware, Software, Services), By Technology (Guidance Technology, Remote Sensing Technology, Variable-Rate Technology), By Component (Hardware, Software, Service) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2022-2030

Report Code: SRBI1854DR
Study Period 2018-2030 CAGR 14.95%
Historical Period 2018-2020 Forecast Period 2022-2030
Base Year 2021 Base Year Market Size USD 5.49 Billion
Forecast Year 2030 Forecast Year Market Size USD 19.24 Billion
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
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Market Overview

The global precision agriculture market size was valued at USD 5.49 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 19.24 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 14.95% from 2022 to 2030. Factors like variable cost decreases with an increase in productivity and more acceptance of the latest technologies and smartphones in agriculture drive market growth.

Precision agriculture is also known as satellite agriculture, precision ag or precision farming, on-demand agriculture, and site-specific crop management. The site-specific crop management is an agricultural management theory based on measuring, responding to, and observing plant and intra-field crop variability. Using the most recent technologies and research methodologies, precision agriculture is utilized to transform agricultural extension in developing nations. Precision agriculture aims to ensure the sustainability, protection, and profitability of the environment.

Precision agriculture is dependent on specialized systems, software, and IT services. Accessing real-time data about the conditions of the crops, soil, and ambient air, as well as other pertinent data such as hyperlocal weather forecasts, labor costs, and equipment availability, is a component of this strategy. The data is used by software for predictive analytics to provide farmers with advice regarding crop rotation, optimal planting times, harvesting times, and soil management. In fields, sensors measure the moisture content and temperature of the soil and surrounding air. Farmers have access to real-time images of individual plants thanks to satellites and robotic drones. These images can be processed and integrated with sensors and other data to generate guidance for immediate and future decisions, such as exactly which fields to water and when or where to plant a specific crop.

Market Dynamics

Precision Agriculture Market Drivers

Variable Cost Decreases with an Increase in Productivity

Precision farming is a method of farming that utilizes the internet of things (IoT), software, artificial intelligence, big data, and other technologies to optimize the use of farm inputs in order to reduce costs and increase productivity. According to a study conducted by MDPI, Basel, Switzerland, the use of pesticides and fuel decreased significantly after precision farming was adopted. Although there would be substantial fixed costs during the adoption phase, variable costs would decrease significantly. The labor cost decreases by approximately 20% and the farm's long-term productivity increases. Precision agriculture is assisting the world in addressing the challenges posed by climate change and a growing population by enhancing the productivity and profitability of crops without negatively impacting the environment.

More Acceptance of the Latest Technologies and Smartphones in Agriculture

Demand for smartphone integration in precision agriculture has increased due to the growing popularity of smartphones. Advanced applications compatible with all smartphones have been developed by businesses. With the integration of smartphones, farmers are able to monitor their fields from anywhere, and the data is backed up in the cloud. The farmer's needs are met by the fact that smartphones support Bluetooth, USB, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Consequently, the surge in smartphone adoption has created enormous opportunities for the global precision agriculture market. The improvement of agricultural facilities is made possible by technological progress. The development of monitoring protocols and systems for monitoring and managing farms and farm workers is one of the most significant changes in the use of mobile devices in agriculture. For example, in December 2020, a survey conducted by the leading news agency, "The Print," revealed that farmers in India have adopted advanced technology and that the use of smartphones in agricultural activities has enabled them to achieve nearly double their income and output of other farmers.

Precision Agriculture Market Restraints

An Expensive Process

The high cost of precision farming equipment is one of the most significant factors inhibiting market expansion. The technologies and equipment used in precision agriculture, such as smart sensors, drones, VRT, GPS, GNSS, guidance tools, and receivers, are highly effective but costly. Additionally, skilled personnel is required for the installation and operation of precision farming equipment. As a result, growers in developing nations such as India, China, and Brazil, which have limited resources for agricultural practices, choose traditional farming over new technology-based farming due to the need for substantial capital investments. Moreover, Precision agriculture generates a large amount of data, including variable-rate seeding, yield monitoring, mapping, soil testing, and crop rotation history. This data is analyzed for decision-making, and the success of precision agriculture is dependent on its analysis. Therefore, it must be stored and managed. The greatest obstacle is managing this massive amount of data, which requires a high level of expertise, and many users lack the expertise to use this data to make decisions for their farms.

Precision Agriculture Market Opportunities

AI-Based Solutions Will Shape the Future

The use of AI-based applications and tools facilitates controlled and precise farming by providing farmers with the necessary information or guidance regarding the use of fertilizers, water management, crop rotation, pest control, type of crop to be grown based on soil, and nutrition management, and optimal planting. In farms, pests are controlled using AI-based tools. They use satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to compare it with historical data to determine whether insects have landed on the farm and what kind of insects they are. AI is also utilized in weather forecasting to assist farmers in deciding the type of crop to cultivate and monitoring the quality and nutrition level of the soil. Precision farming techniques based on AI assist farmers in monitoring the health of their crops, resulting in a high-quality harvest.

Regional Analysis

North America is the most dominant market for Precision Agriculture globally. 

Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), a GNSS-based solution, is the most popular technology in North America, with a market penetration of 66%. The market potential for satellite-based devices and equipment in North America is substantial. Increasing demand for real-time kinetic technology, fertilizer and sprayer controllers, robotics, variable rate irrigation, networks, and remote sensing technologies is primarily responsible for the market's expansion. US-based precision agriculture software companies include AgLeader, Agri-vision, Blue River Technologies, Crop Venture Incorporated, Farm Works, and Holland Scientifics.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Application
  1. Yield Monitoring
  2. Crop Scouting
  3. Field Mapping
  4. Variable Rate Application
  5. Weather Tracking and Forecasting
  6. Inventory Management
  7. Farm Labor Management
  8. Financial Management
  9. Others (demand forecasting, customer management, payables, and receivables)
By Offering
  1. Hardware
  2. Software
  3. Services
By Technology
  1. Guidance Technology
    1. GPS/GNSS-Based Guidance Technology
    2. GIS-based Guidance Technology
  2. Remote Sensing Technology
    1. Handheld or Ground-based Sensing
    2. Satellite or Aerial Sensing
  3. Variable-Rate Technology
    1. Map-based VRT
    2. Sensor-based VRT
By Component
  1. Hardware
    1. Automation & Control Systems
    2. Sensing Devices
    3. Antennas & Access Points
  2. Software
    1. Web-based
    2. Cloud-based
  3. Service
    1. System Integration & Consulting
    2. Maintenance & Support
    3. Managed Services
    4. Assisted Professional Services
Company Profiles Deere & Company CropMetrics LLC Trimble Navigation Limited CropX AgSmarts Inc AgSense LLC AGCO Corporation DICKEY-john Monsanto Company Ag Leader Technology
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The precision agriculture market share can be segmented based on Offering, Technology, Application, and Geography. 

Based on offerings, the growth of the Precision Agriculture market is divided into hardware, software, and services. The hardware segment is further subdivided into automation and control systems as well as monitoring and sensing devices. Due to their extensive use in precision farming, automation, and control systems, such as GPS receivers, guidance and steering devices, and variable-rate technology (VRT) devices are anticipated to account for a sizable portion of the precision farming hardware market over the forecast period. High adoption of automation and control devices in the agriculture industry, such as drones/UAVs, GPS/GNSS, irrigation controllers, guidance and steering systems, yield monitors, and sensors, is responsible for the market's expansion.

Based on technology, variable-rate technology is anticipated to experience the greatest CAGR growth over the forecast period compared to all other technologies. Farmers' early adoption of this technology is largely responsible for the market's expansion. Auto-guidance technology based on GPS enables growers to reduce the overlap of equipment and tractor passes, thereby saving fuel, labor, time, and soil compaction.

In terms of application, yield monitoring held the largest market share in the precision farming market. The growth of the market can be attributed to the advantages of climate service initiatives, which enable farmers to effectively respond to climate-related disasters and enhance food security and agricultural decision-making.

Market Size By Application

Market Size By Application
  • Yield Monitoring
  • Crop Scouting
  • Field Mapping
  • Variable Rate Application
  • Weather Tracking and Forecasting
  • Inventory Management
  • Farm Labor Management
  • Financial Management
  • Others (demand forecasting, customer management, payables, and receivables)
  • Recent Developments

    • In July 2021, JDLINK, an information management product, was released by Deere & Company. The product's connectivity services are provided at no additional cost. They facilitate the connection of machines for customers.
    • In July 2021, AGCO Corporation debuted the pilot version of its Precision Ag Line (PAL) program, a tool designed to streamline support services for farmers utilizing AGCO's solutions for mixed-fleet operations. AGCO's brands, including Challenger, Fendt, Gleaner, Massey Ferguson, and Precision Planting, have access to PAL's precision farming expertise.
    • In May 2021, Raven Industries announced the launch of its new autonomous product brand, OMNI. This brand highlights the company's autonomous solution capabilities.
    • In May 2021, AGCO, a manufacturer of agricultural machinery, collaborated with Raven and other brands. The objective is to evaluate spraying technology to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of crop protection product applications.

    Key Players

    Precision Agriculture Market Share of Key Players

    Precision Agriculture Market Share of Key Players
    Deere & Company CropMetrics LLC Trimble Navigation Limited CropX AgSmarts Inc AgSense LLC AGCO Corporation DICKEY-john Monsanto Company Ag Leader Technology Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the growth rate for the Precision Agriculture Market?
    Precision Agriculture Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 14.95% during the forecast period.
    Some of the top industry players in Precision Agriculture Market are, Deere & Company, CropMetrics LLC, Trimble Navigation Limited, CropX, AgSmarts Inc, AgSense LLC, AGCO Corporation, DICKEY-john, Monsanto Company, Ag Leader Technology, etc.
    In the Precision Agriculture Market, North America has established itself as the market leader with a significant market share.
    The Precision Agriculture Market has seen the most substantial growth rate in Asia Pacific.
    The global Precision Agriculture Market report is segmented as follows: By Application, By Offering, By Technology

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