A financial and mental commitment is necessary to move the needle on profitability
Calibrate, collect and analyze end-of-season data
Ask prospective partners to prove they can offer value
Because walking every acre is out of the question, farmers are turning to drones, manned aircraft, satellites and remote-sensing technology. The resulting imagery paired with other data and boots on the ground can then become actionable intelligence to be used for a host of purposes.
Reaping the benefits of new technology demands a systems approach to crop production
Give workers the time and training to learn
Controlled drainage can boost yields, stem nutrient runoff
Historical data and experience divide fields based on natural variability, characteristics
Farmers need precision technology to provide a profitable return on investment
There’s a lot riding on farm machinery. These days, manufacturers are focusing their efforts on design, capability, ease of operation, autonomy and data collection. In recent weeks, three concept innovations, a planter attachment, tractor and baler, and a harvesting system have been shaking up the industry. Not that long ago, these innovations were nothing more than a mere idea. Today, they’re proving just how far farm machinery can push the envelope for the sake of productivity and sustainability for farmers in the U.S.
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