When it comes to nifty farm gadgets and technology, there are many neat tools. Tractor guidance is definitely one of them, thanks to how it helps farmers better use their resources.
Tractor guidance allows farmers to be more precise when using a tractor to perform tasks in the field. These tasks include planting, spraying herbicide, and applying fertilizer. But how does this precision turn into savings for a farmer?
Amanda Ashworth of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and a team of researchers worked to find out. Their results point to benefits for small farms, many of which do not currently use this tool.
“Precision agriculture technologies improved the on-farm efficiencies by up to 20% based on our work,” Ashworth says. “There is a lot of room for more adoption of the technology on small farms. This would possibly lead to economic and environmental savings.”
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