Podcast: Planting Population Algorithms

John DavisAg Leader, Audio, Precision Pays Podcast

A South Dakota State professor of plant science is using a formula to optimize planting populations… leading to a more precise way to get the most out of farmers’ fields.

In this edition of the Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology, we talk to Gregg Carlson, who is using an algorithm to figure out precisely in each corn field what the optimum planting population should be for specific areas within that field.

Carlson says his formula even shows what fields should not have a lot of precision techniques applied to them.

It’s a fascinating conversation, and you can hear more of it in the player below. In addition, you can contact Carlson and get some insight on some papers they haven’t yet published at the South Dakota State University Web site.

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