Agriculture and Agribusiness are industries that present a lot of scope for the implementation of new technology and innovation, particularly as it pertains to software development.
Historically, working in remote locations and long distances away from major cities have resulted in a disconnect between those in agriculture business and those they work with.
In more recent times, the rapid development of the technology within the digital industry has brought businesses and customers together, allowing both parties to work together in an increasingly efficient manner and hence eliminating some of the previous pitfalls experienced in the agriculture and agribusiness.
Agriculture is a particularly vital industry within Australia as agricultural and farming products are one of Australia's leading exported items.
Whatever your agricultural specialisation is - from crops and horticulture to meat, fish and dairy - your agriculture business can benefit from software development.
Farming is a large part of theagricultural industry and statistics show that the farming sector has had steady growth of approximately 2.8 percent from 1974 to 2004.
However, in more recent times agricultural industry productivity growth has slowed to 1 percent per annum, indicating the need for ongoing research and development to stimulate growth in the sector and operate more efficiently.
Lateral's diverse expertise and strong capability in software development and the technology space can help you discover opportunities for improvement within your business, streamline your business processes and systems and help maximise your returns.
Some of the types of software that Lateral can help develop and implement to improve your business systems include:
- Seed scouting and treatment
- Yield calculation and estimates
- GPS technology data collection
- Food safety inspections
- Field spray management
- Record livestock, machinery and cropping procedures
- Nutrient removal data
- Soil sampling
- Crop planning
- Insect data and pesticide records
- Radar, storm paths and warnings
- Weather applications