Farmers are looking to space in the continuous push to better know what’s going on in their fields, and a growing number of public and private initiatives are helping get them there.
When CALS alumnus and tobacco grower Brandon Batten needed to streamline his baling process 10 years ago, he designed and built the automation himself. His homemade hydraulic-powered conveyors, scales and overhead chain-pulley system cut a day-long process down to an hour. Read moreRead More »
(October 19, 2016) Largest corn farms, or those >2,900 acres, have adopted precision-agriculture methods at double rate of all farms, USDA says in a study published Tuesday. 70%-80% of large farms use mapping, ~80% use guidance systems 30%- 40% use variable-rate technology, a process that lets farmers know how much[…]Read More »