Why Corn Might Want an iPad

August 28, 2013 12:00 AM
 
Corn College TV Season 3 Episode 8 2

Tablet technology such as the iPad can be used to map planting in real time, helping planter operators tweak the machine for optimal corn seeding. That’s according to Farm Journal associate field agronomist Missy Bauer in Episode 8 of Corn College TV Season 3.

"Because we’re collecting this data live while we’re planting, it does give us the opportunity to make some adjustments," Bauer says.

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Programs can record population, singulation, spacing, ground contact and more on the go. An operator might slow the planter down by up to a half-mile per hour over rougher soils that would normally cause the machine to bounce, Bauer says.

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