Up-tick in Precision Use Anticipated 2014 and Beyond

From AgVenture's Seeds for Success Agronomy Update, January 2014

Newly released research shows that there is a positive shift emerging in the adoption of precision technologies that measure and manage field variability such as grid/zone soil sampling, remote sensing, and variable rate technology. Results from the 2013 Purdue University/CropLife Precision Agriculture Services Dealership Survey indicate increases in both adoption rates and projected growth in use of these precision tools. Precision Ag continues to become more useful to farmers across the country because it helps them:

* Place inputs exactly how, where and when needed – for optimal efficiency and improved cost management

* Establish an optimal crop environment – for higher yields and greater returns

* Optimize responses over space and time – for lower risks and greater financial stability

But there is very little value in data collection unless it drives a decision. Many technologies are helping us access greater volumes of information, but recent independent research shows that many farmers find it challenging to interpret data and apply results. You’re not alone. Talk with your AgVenture Yield Specialist.  They are there to help you find the answers, make a plan and execute it to achieve greater profitability on every acre. For more information on the Precision Ag Services Survey, see: www.agecon.purdue.edu/cab/ArticlesDatabase/articles/2013PrecisionAgSurvey.pdf.