According to a Facts and Factors market research report, the global agricultural sensors market was worth USD 1.36 billion in 2020 and is expected to be worth USD 2.63 billion by the end of 2026, growing at a CAGR of around 11.56% from 2021 to 2026.

Market Overview:

Because a light source is sent to the canopy and the amount of light returned to the sensor from the canopy is simultaneously measured, agricultural sensors are referred to as active sensors. By consuming less energy, precision farming, also referred to as smart farming, will maximise returns. Farm sensors are used to achieve this. These sensors help to micro-understand their seeds, conserve water and have a smaller negative environmental impact.

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In order to provide information that enables farmers to track and optimise crops, a variety of sensing technologies are used in precision farming. Agricultural sensors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including positioning sensors, optical sensors, electrical sensors, and mechanical sensors. Mechanical sensors measure the soil’s mechanical strength or compaction. The sensors employ a probe to break the soil, measuring resistive forces with pressure gauges and load cells. Through optical sensors, soil properties are measured using light. Using optical sensors, the soil’s organic matter, clay, and moisture content have all been determined.

Agricultural sensors are used on a variety of platforms, including yield tracking and mapping, soil surveillance, disease control and identification, irrigation, and water management. Technologies for yield monitoring provide useful statistics on how the yield capacity varies in the region. These advancements have been incorporated into numerous agricultural machines to increase efficiency. The technology of agricultural sensors eliminates manual labour by automating crucial processes, such as field tracking and real-time knowledge sharing. Agricultural sensors are primarily used in soil quality management and control to stop nitrogen degradation.

Key Market Players:

Libelium, Edyn, CropX Inc., Caipos Gmbh, Bosch, Avidor High Tech, Auroras s.r.l., Aquaspy Inc., Agsmarts Inc., Acquity Agriculture, Acclima Inc., Pycno Agriculture, Sentek Ltd, Sentera, LLC., Sol Chip Ltd., Texas Instruments, The Yield Pty Ltd, Trimble Inc., and Vegetronix Inc.

Market Drivers:

  • Reduced Average Labor Count in Indoor Farming

Only a small number of factors, such as precision farming, low ceiling management, and the use of contemporary technologies, drive the market for agricultural sensors that drive the demand for agricultural production, evolving technology practise, and growing intensification. Agricultural sensors are quickly gaining popularity as farmers gain popularity as a result of the growing demand for optimal output with the resources that are available. In addition, as a result of increasing global warming, changing weather patterns necessitate the use of sophisticated sensors to boost production and crop yield. Agricultural sensor systems enable farmers to increase their yields with the least amount of wasted labour and resources. The global market for farm sensors has also grown as a result of an increase in smart greenhouses, tracking of fish farms, and livestock monitoring.

Additionally, government programmes to support smart agricultural practises in developed countries and the development of less expensive sensors of superior quality are fostering industry growth. The specialised sensors use a substance that stimulates fluorescent activity to detect species root colonisation and take pictures with a confocal microscope for laser scanning. Urbanization, population, income levels, and living standards, when combined with favourable socioeconomic and demographic factors, have become promising indicators of the growth of the global demand for agricultural sensors.

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To overcome the issues of changing weather patterns and a lack of professional workers, indoor agriculture needs new strategies. When cultivating indoors alone, the farmer can keep an eye on the amount of light, the nutrients, and the humidity. Businesses will be able to further automate their systems and increase their profits thanks to sensors with reliable, small-scale control systems. According to one study, the workforce decreased globally by 22,0% in 2017 compared to 2017, which can be explained by farmers’ ability to overcome the labour issues associated with indoor farming. Pesticide traces, water leakage sensors, and other devices are used in large commercial indoor farms. Crop production capacity would probably increase with the incorporation of indoor agriculture and agricultural sensors. This will increase demand for agricultural sensors in the future.

Regional Dominance:

  • The North American market for agricultural sensors is dominated globally.

The largest regional sector for agricultural sensors was North America. In order to increase agricultural productivity, infrastructure accessibility, and adoption of the smart and precession agriculture methods, the use of advanced agricultural technologies has grown thanks to significant government funding. In North America, the use of soil humidity sensors has increased quickly. Tools for measuring soil moisture are used in the sports turf area to track and manage turf grass more efficiently.

According to studies, using the sensor can reduce maintenance and labour costs for safe cultivation by at least 20% and help farmers manage the effects of drought. The USA was a pioneer in the adoption of precision farming technology, which is largely responsible for the region’s dominance of the global market. Canada has significantly aided in the growth of the market by implementing new farming techniques.

By Region:

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • France
    • The UK
    • Spain
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa

Rest of Middle East & Africa

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