What Farmers Want From You

What Farmers Want From You

Don’t Miss the Mark When Moving to RTK

The Myers began their precision farming journey in 1996 when they outfitted their 1983 Gleaner L3 combine with a yield monitor. That’s when Bill Myers, who farms with his son, John, daughter, Rita, and brothers, Robert, and Ivan Jr., began to understand what adjusting crop inputs could do for their bottom line.
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Pay-to-Play Adoption Can Pose Competitive Concerns

Farmers in the Lake Erie watershed area in northwest Ohio are extremely aware of the public’s interest in water quality and agriculture’s role in protecting it. David Myerholtz says precision farming practices help him and his father, Lowell, fine tune and document their efforts to protect the water quality in Lake Erie. Technology also helps them use crop inputs more efficiently.
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Looking for Knowledge Opportunities to Leverage Collected Farm Data

John Kutz has more than a decade of experience using GPS-guided and controlled equipment in his family’s 2,000 acre farming operation in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Kutz, who farms with his wife, Natalie, and parents, Dennis and Sally, also operates a tiling business as well as offers custom farming services that include chicken litter application, planting, spraying and harvesting to area farmers.
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Solving the Seasonality of GPS Setup and Use

Jerl Joseph of Joseph Farms in Hampton, Neb., says on his irrigated and dryland crops, GPS-driven precision farming tools have helped him identify problem spots in fields. It helps him adjust seeding and fertility rates, and while it hasn't been a seamless journey, Joseph says it makes him a better farm manager.
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