The global smart spraying market was valued at US$XXX. XX million in 2017 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX. XX% over the forecast period to reach US$XXX. XX million by 2023. Smart spraying consists of a detection system and a chemical spraying system. The detectors collect information regarding target areas on to which the spraying decisions can be made. The spraying system is used in controlling the sprayer operation. The common sensing technologies used are image sensors, spectrometers, remote sensing devices and laser sensors among others. Usually, a traditional target spraying is carried out manually using a hand-held pump. The launch of a smart sprayer with the development of sensing techniques and mechanical cultivation has provided satisfying requirements for automatic spraying. The growing adoption of IoT and growing interest towards automated and connected agriculture are serving as major drivers driving the growth of the global smart spraying market. Adoption of smart spraying will contribute towards sustainable agriculture as the application of chemicals is target specific contributing towards huge cost savings, in addition, unnecessary damage to the arable land and surrounding environment by the chemicals is also avoided. Advantages of the smart spraying include real-time detection of crop growth, targeted analysis followed by decision making regarding chemical sprays and precise operation and reduction of manual labour via optimized tools leading to product quality enhancement. Region wise Europe is expected to hold the largest market share owing to the adoption of IoT technology with Switzerland and Denmark leading in smart farming practices. Also, the United States from the North American region is expected to have a significant market share due to the adoption of IoT technology and adoption of early innovations. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is considered to be the fastest growing market which includes emerging economies like India, China, and Japan.
MagGrow, a Dublin-based company has developed a patented spraying system for horticulture and arable sectors. The spraying system comprises of a magnetic spraying system which creates an electromagnetic charge making it easier for spray droplets to stick on the crop.
Bayer AG and The Bosch Group has entered into a research collaboration to develop new digital smart spraying solutions. The new technology aims to provide crop protection will help the farmers to use the crop protection products more efficiently as the application of herbicides is done only to those parts where really required. The prototype was presented at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover, Germany.
Major industry players profiled as part of the report are NCB Sistemas Embarcados, Strider LLC, GenZ Technology, The Bosch Group and Bayer AG among others.
The global smart spraying market has been analyzed through following segments:
By Sensing Technology
Middle East and Africa