Always good to see high technology magazines talk about precision agriculture that’s happening down on the farm. My favorite hi-tech pub, Wired, just posted a nice story on their website: “Self-Steered Tractors and UAVs: Future Farming Is (Finally) Now.” A lot of the story was based on Idaho grower Robert Blair, who was named PrecisionAg’s 2009 Precision Farmer of the Year.
It talks about the rapid adoption of auto steer due to payback, the big generational shift going on, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to survey crops, yield monitors and maps, variable-rate applications and much more.
It also mentions environmental challenges and talks some about sustainability, handling those topics in a fair manner.
Read it, and pass it along to your town and city friends. The more educating we do with the general public, the better!