Future Farming 3: How to benefit from precision tech
- Future Farming
- The August edition of Future Farming (issue 3) can now be read in the digital magazine section.Precision technology can help farmers and contractors a great deal in achieving what they aim for: good and healthy yields with respect for the environment. But first and foremost, it should help them save and earn money.Freeing ag machinery dataSomething that Australian farmer Andrew Slade has doubts about, after travelling the world. We have 3 farmers sharing their reasons and ideas about ‘freeing ag machinery data’ by mapping tractor data like fuel consumption in order to save money on soil scans.Top 10 most innovative farmersAnd then there’s the Dutch nominee for our 10 most innovative farmers, Jacob van den Borne, who has always had an eye for the best precision technology available. But now he is at the verge of resisting the urge to always operate with and own the latest and newest technology.He is already using a small autonomous tractor, and that’s the future, according to Marien van Breugel from Precision Makers, now part of the Alamo Group.Field robotsAs far as field robots are concerned, we share different views on why the market for these lacks direction and collaboration. And AgroIntelli CEO Ole Green explains why he feels that the single furrow horse plough is still one of the greatest agricultural machines ever invented.British and Canadian service providers are explaining how drones can help find more useful and accurate agronomic insights, and how to increase Brazilian yields by up to 50%.