The use of RFID technology in Agriculture aims at guaranteeing accurate traceability from the farm to the final consumer.
Radio frequency identification, or RFID, has been widely used in livestock to identify animals. But global futurist says use of the tagging technology will expand to crops as the technology gets exponentially better, faster and cheaper. These are really small computer chips that will allow consumers to track individual products from cradle to grave.
Agriculture is also about food production of the plant kind; things like wheat, corn and grain farming can also benefit from RFID applications. Specialized tags allow bales of hay to be tagged, which in turn allows the date harvested, the field it was harvested from, the temperature, weight and moisture level of each bale and also the nutritional information to be captured and stored.
Data collection in greenhouses is also possible with specialized RFID tags and readers, specially designed for the warm and humid conditions. Growth time, moisture content, equipment management and even personnel management and employees, production time can easily be tracked, not to mention access control, allowing only those authorized to be in certain areas to have access to those areas.