Precision agriculture allows farmers to pinpoint their fertilizer or weedkiller. During the Bushel Customer Conference, Upstream Ag Insights Editor Shane Thomas said precision harvesting may be the next step. “When it comes to going across the field with a combine, we’re losing generally one-to-four bushels per acre and that can be anywhere from $7 to $30 an acre being left out on the field,” said Thomas. “We may start seeing more computer vision understanding the number of seeds being lost and adjusting on the fly or anticipate what is coming up in different areas of the field.” Traceability and the ability to connect the value chain is becoming increasingly important. Thomas said the focus on precision storage could be another innovation. “Being able to understand what is happening in a bin or silot regarding quality, the humidity and spoilage.”
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