Precision Agriculture

Farmer on Laptop, photo credit Al Schramm

Description

Precision Agriculture is used to improve the agronomic, environmental and economical management of crop production in accordance with in-field variability. This management requires the use of a GPS (Global Positioning System) and information management tools such as GIS (Geographic Information System) to input field conditions, assess management information and understand variable management requirements. Precision soil sampling, variable rate nutrient application, and record keeping/yield monitoring using GPS/GIS software are implemented by agricultural operations to ensure the most efficient production is achieved. There are numerous software programs and agricultural equipment on the market that a program participant may use.

Funding Source

Funding is currently available through USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).​​

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