Apps help Indiana farmers reap $20 to $100 more per acre
According to Tim Norris, CEO of Ag Info Tech, precision agriculture is the practice of managing every acre to reach its highest economic yield through the use of various tools and practices. That level of management requires a short- and long-term plan to piece together compatible tech components. From there, the savings on fertilizer, seed, pesticide, fuel, labor and equipment start to add up, resulting in a tangible return on investment (ROI).
But downforce pressure and ground contact are keys to fully capitalize on benefits
A survey of more than 100 tech-savvy soybean farmers found half value digital technology at more than $15 per acre. The survey, conducted by John Fulton and team at Ohio State University, also found:
Maximize your technology investment with standard operating procedures
Stay on the cutting edge by developing an on-farm team
As technology advances, farmers have more opportunities to learn about the ins and outs of their fields and operation. Hand-held technology is especially helpful when on the go. Here are four apps or platforms released in recent months that can help you make better decisions.
Technology is driving product and application efficiency and precision
Farm Journal AgTech Expo is designed to meet farmers where they are on the spectrum of adopting ag technology (from beginner to advanced) and deliver knowledge they can take home to maximize their ROI on tech. More than nine hours on the expo floor will allow farmers to network with tech companies, ag retailers, precision ag consultants, agronomists and other farmers.
Q: What ag tech tools and trends do you see on the horizon in the next one to five years?
The crop we’re harvesting has the potential to be the fifth-consecutive largest on record in the U.S. No one thought we could produce three record crops in a row much less five. One of the factors to producing record crops even with too much rain in some areas and too little rain and record heat in other areas is the remarkable advances in technology.
Watch out, farmers. Computers are after your jobs, and they’re coming fast.