No matter what way you look at it, precision agriculture continues to play an ever more important role in the world today. Right now, precision ag technologies almost run the gambit of alphabet letters, from automatic steering to yield monitors. And each year, more and more customers get involved in the precision agriculture marketplace, looking for ways to maximize their profit ability through the use of technology.
Of course, with so many options to choose from, some folks have probably wondered which ones are the most important to growers and ag retailers. For this reason each year, Precision Ag Special Report polls a handful of industry experts to find out which technologies have largely driven growth during the present year and why each is important to the marketplace’s overall expansion.
For the 2012 poll, somewhat surprisingly, precision ag technology market watchers said the five most important growth drivers were identical to those that drove growth in 2011. However, there were some major shifts in the order of importance each of these Tech Top 5 played in 2012 vs. 2011.