The Value of Precision Farming Tools

Kurt LawtonConservation, Education, Fertilizer, Planting, Spraying, sustainability

Successful Farming recently compiled various statistics on how precision farming pays, based on the experience of some farmers and university experts. Check out this story from it’s special summer 2010 issue, where they highlighted such benefits as:

  • Strip till and RTK guidance saves a huge amount of hours and fuel savings, while delivering big conservation and environmental benefits.
  • Planter clutches can save 3-7% in seed costs.
  • Banding P&K can reduce rates as much as 40%.
  • Spray boom section control can save 5-15% in input costs.