Technology Corner

Jack Zemlicka, managing editor of Precision Farming Dealer, contributes a regular segment to Ag Equipment Intelligence's On The Record newscast. The Technology Corner explores current events and trending precision ag industry stories. If you have an idea for a story you'd like to see, please email Jack at jzemlicka@lessitermedia.com

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[Technology Corner] Finding the Next Start-Up ‘Unicorn’

Even in a challenging ag economy, dealerships are looking for opportunities which can strengthen the business for the future. Acquisitions and consolidation have long been a part of the farm equipment industry. But collaborations and partnerships, especially on the precision farming side, could be key in further developing this side of the business for dealers.
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[Technology Corner] Deere Guides GPS Use Among Strip-Tillers

Strip-till farmers have typically been among the most progressive adopters of precision technology, embracing tools including variable-rate seeding, implement guidance and unmanned aerial vehicles. But RTK-level correction is often referred to as the most essential technology in a successful strip-till system, given the importance of accurately planting into a narrow strip of soil.
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[Technology Corner] Crop Sensing Advancements

One of the reasons behind growing interest in optical sensor technologies, or in sensor technology as a whole, is increasing input costs, which are creating tighter margins for farmers. While there is still plenty of theoretical outcomes, farmers are most interested in practical impacts that sensing technology can provide, according to Dr. Ray Asebedo, agronomic consultant.
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[Technology Corner] Precision Adoption Trending Upward for No-Tillers

While there is still a mix of optimism and skepticism surrounding the overall farm economy, one bright spot could be the precision farming segment. Respondents to the recently released 11th annual No-Till Farmer Operational Benchmark Study, forecast increased adoption of 11 different precision technologies in 2019, compared to last year.
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