As technology becomes a larger part of agriculture, what will be changing and which technologies will be integral to modern farming? We take a look:
Drones are becoming more affordable and more advanced by the month, with many companies starting up that cater specifically to agricultural markets. The above drone, for example, is able to scan chlorophyll levels of crops for wine growers.
Agricultural bots, or ‘AgBots’, are being used to automate processes around the farm.
The ladybird AgBot, which is currently only a prototype, moves around crops, detected and exterminates weeds and scans & stores images of crops. It’s able to count flowers and fruit as it passes them. It’s also entirely solar powered.
Telematics allow farmers to keep track of entire fleets of vehicles and machinery in real-time, keeping an eye on fuels levels, malfunction and wear.
Although modern machines are coming out with these functions built in, there are also ‘aftermarket’ solutions that allow farmers to adapt their existing resources.
4. RFID Technology.
RFID tech has long been employed when keeping track of livestock, but the technology is being advanced to other kinds of resources too.
A hay harvester has been developed that tags individual bales of hay, allowing you to keep track of when they were harvest, their moisture levels & their nutrition.
5. High Throughput Plant Phenotyping.
Advances in sensors and scanning technologies is allowing farmers to keep a closer eye on large numbers of plant phenotypes. This means that it becomes much more economical to selectively breed advantageous traits.
There are even companies that are working to create systems that monitor plants and use algorithms to select the best plants for breeding. This allows crops to be improved in a natural way with much more speed than ever before.
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How much does it cost to build an indoor riding arena?
How much does it cost to build an indoor riding arena?
Every job is unique, and the best way to answer this question is to get a quote.
Below we will give you estimates based on jobs we’ve done in the past and the general range of cost.
Small to medium equestrian buildings
This covers anything up to a 30m x 21m indoor riding arena. A project of this size will include a roof to cover some portion of a riding arena.
Very small projects (like horse boxes or tie up covers) cost lower, at about $5,000
Cost range: $50,000 – $75,000
Medium equestrian buildings
Medium sized projects range in size, up to 60m x 21m. This is enough to cover a full-sized riding arena.
Cost range: $100,000 – $125,000
Large Equestrian Buildings
Large scale projects include combined indoor arenas & stables complexes. These projects cover up to 77m x 46m. They range from high end private-use arenas to industrial and public arenas.
Cost range: $125,000 – $400,000
What’s the average total cost?
The average cost of an indoor built in Australia is $135,000. These are most often full-sized indoor riding arenas that are fully enclosed.
How to design your showroom to impress customers
No matter what industry you are in, one thing remains true for all customers. Customers will enter your showroom and want to experience the product for themselves. Your showroom needs to be appealing and shine the best light on your products for customers to view.
Lay out of a showroom
While designing your showroom it is important to think about how this will impact the customer’s experience with your products. Take your customers on a journey. Categorize your products into departments, and place sections so that one leads to another. At the end of the journey the checkout counter should be placed, at the back of your showroom.
Fully experiencing products
Make sure your customers can fully experience your products. Lay out samples to be viewed of products that are usually boxed. Creating displays that show the uses of your products and welcomes visitors to interact with them is beneficial also.
Easy over the counter purchases
Make it simple for customers to purchase items through your showroom. This could refer to having a salesperson actively ready for assistance at all times in the showroom. This could be different for every business, experiment and brain storm of ways that make over the counter purchases as simple and inviting as possible.
If you use window displays in your showroom, try to use them as a sneak peak into your business. Make them look inviting and professional from both inside and outside views.
Make your showroom comfortable and inviting to customers by putting some effort into it. Make sure the room is designed and decorated well with good lighting and overhead music. This contributes to a customer’s positive view of your company from the way you present yourself through your showroom.
Encourage staff to provide assistance
Make sure individuals staffing the showroom have a good knowledge of your products to readily answer questions when customers ask them. Also try and make sure they are friendly and easy to talk to. This will ensure customers feeling at ease and enjoying visiting your business.
Collect contact information
Be sure to set up opportunities to collect email addresses from customers visiting your store. Emails are an effective marketing strategy and are likely to bring in future sales from potential return customers.
If you are thinking of designing and constructing your own office and showroom Central Build are experts in this field and will ensure this investment will be a valuable one for your business.
Are you interested in building a showroom for your business to impress customer’s, and keep them coming back for more? Work with us to design and construct this invaluable investment.