To turn information into action, farmers have to decode and process the
mountain of gigabytes they’ve pulled from their farm, assign meaning to it, and
make appropriate and timely management decisions.
Crop-sensing technology is evolving to meet both those challenges. By no
means a new technology, remote sensors, usually affixed to sprayers and sidedress
machines, collect and immediately use real-time data — giving operators the ability
to have tailored nitrogen (N) prescriptions for crops before it’s too late.
Sensing technology and strip-till are a promising pairing. But what are the
opportunities and obstacles to adoption and ultimately, a more targeted, field-tested
approach to nutrient application?
The ag industry is moving toward making sensing technology a mainstream
tool, says Dr. Ray Asebedo, former assistant professor of precision agriculture at
Kansas State University and consultant for Topcon Agriculture. He focuses on the
development of agronomic algorithms and IoT to enable farmers to utilize optical
sensor technologies for nutrient management in corn, soybeans and wheat.
During this free, live webinar event sponsored by Topcon, Asebedo, expands
on accuracy of fertilizer application aided by advancements of sensing technology —
to include autonomous vehicles and machine vision — in strip-till systems.
Here's what you'll learn:
-The current capabilities of optical sensor technologies: should you invest?
-How IoT and connectivity enable farmers to get the most from their sensors
and strip-till system
-How to integrate sensor technologies and IoT into your strip-till system to
improve profitability through nutrient management
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.