Stewards of the Land: GPS

Farming inputs such as pesticides and fertilizers are very expensive. A farmer wants to use the least amount necessary to do the job. Just like medicine, more is not better. Farming utilizes a technology called “precision farming” made possible by Global Positioning Satellites. This allows a farmer to know how much yield comes from each measured location on a field. Having knowledge of “yield” helps the farmer know the amount of nutrients used to make the crop.

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GPS – Ag

  • Explain one benefit precision agriculture provides a farmer.



Posted by leesindet on Jul 21 2009
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