Agriculture Software: Can You Use It for Quality Traceability?

Imagine 10 years ago, when there was no agriculture software. You are an agribusiness who sells cabbages to vendors in the city. 10 people purchased cabbages from a vendor and fell ill after dinner. They blame your cabbages. Do you have any way of knowing which batch of cabbages caused this? Do you have any way of knowing from which field the cabbages came?

To avoid such scenarios, agribusinesses are using agriculture software. In this blog, we are going to explore how businesses are using this little piece of technology to monitor and manage the quality of their products.

A Brief Background

Agribusinesses are using software suites for agriculture management because it helps them:

  • Improve efficiency
  • Reduce field inputs
  • Boost operation effectiveness
  • Ensure compliance with standards

Agriculture management software can make all the above goals easy, attainable, and executable. Be it any type of agribusiness, you can achieve the best results with the help of the software suite easily.

Who Should Use This Software?

There is no standard defined guideline that lays out rules and eligibility for the businesses that can use agriculture management system. But this system is particularly useful for the farms and fields that have relatively low degrees of mechanisation.

However, at a broader level, the software system is definitely a need for all the agribusinesses where data acquisition is a time-consuming and lengthy process. Moreover, several sectors of agribusinesses that are not using agriculture management software see that the data they collect is quite fragmented.

Why does this happen? Because at any given field or farm, there is a diversity of crops and they are cultivated in multiple batches.

How The Software Ensures Quality Traceability?

The software suite uses RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), and other software and technologies. The agriculture management system makes data acquisition easy, quick, and reliable.

It generates statistics and reports that give the users the planting area, the cost of the plantation, and the expected yield. The software also provides accurate tracking and tracing of the production for each batch in an efficient manner.

What does this mean? This means that agriculture management software gives you the exact information of what, where, for how long, for whom, etc. for every single batch of the crop in your field.

What Is the Conclusion?

Does this mean that the software will ensure that nobody falls ill after consuming your cabbages? Certainly not. But it will give you the name of whom to blame. Just kidding. Yes, the agriculture management software will streamline the entire process by keeping a record and check off every single stage. So, if there is a quality leak from any part, you will know exactly where to plug it.

For more details of how agriculture management is made easy with software systems and how can you take your agribusiness to quality delivery, contact us.