Feedback from the 2012 National No-Tillage Conference

March 15, 2012 — Investing in ways to more accurately place seed while trimming seed costs ranked at the top of the purchase list for precision ag equipment among growers at the 2012 National No-Tillage Conference.

Yield monitors, tractor autosteering and GPS guidance systems ranked further down the list of anticipated purchases, likely because many growers are already making productive use of these units.

Here’s how growers penciled in precision ag equipment when it comes to looking at future purchases.

Precision Technology Purchases % of Farmers
Planter controller  22%
Yield monitor 15%
Auto-steering 14%
Guidance/GPS 13%
Application controller 13%
Software 12%
Crop sensors 11%

— Survey of 2012 National No-Tillage Conference attendees