Precision Agriculture Goes Mainstream

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A story from Minnesota  on just how mainstream precision agriculture has become.

 

“As he and hundreds of other corn farmers began tilling, fertilizing and planting last week, an increasing number is turning to technology to optimize their crop.

The techniques, known as precision agriculture, incorporate global positioning systems and digital mapping software linked to machines that apply just the right number of seeds and just the right concentrations of fertilizers and herbicide to get the most out of the fields.”

(Photo from Flickr user Alice Popkorn, Creative Commons License)

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