During the 2012 Conservation in Action Tour the word “precision” came up multiple times. As precision ag continues to develop it is being seen as an effective tool for conservation plans and practices. One of our speakers addressed this subject. He’s Terry Griffin, farmer and also VP, Applied Economics for new precision ag company, CrescoAg.
Terry says one example of how farmers are using precision ag to enhance conservation is applying nutrients where the truth is often the opposite of what some non-farmers may think. With precision equipment and applications farmers are applying appropriate rates to the appropriate place at the appropriate time. He says farmer are trying to maximize profits and that can’t happen by over applying inputs like fertilizer.
Listen to my interview with Terry here: Interview with Terry Griffin