In an age where growers must decide how to best utilize resources, maximize returns on investments, and ultimately increase crop yield for a profitable growing season, precision farming solutions such as ClearAg® add value to farm management operations by delivering relevant data for decision support. As growers evaluate various ag tech solutions to determine which ones create the most value for their farm management operations, the concept of a “connected farm” quickly becomes a reality.
With the growing presence of connected farms, growers must carefully consider which technologies will bring them the most value. Large growers may see value in using guidance and rate control solutions in increased “geometric” management of machines and crop inputs. Other growers may see value in technologies that save them time by reducing the number of trips to the field or optimize their inputs by indicating when (or when not) to apply pesticides.
Sustainability is also an important issue in agriculture. Ag tech offers growers new solutions to better understand the impact of agriculture on the environment. Robust data analysis techniques can drive decision engines to improve ag input product performance while minimizing environmental impact and promoting sustainable agriculture.
It is clear that technology plays a large role in agriculture. Whether it’s GPS guidance systems in tractors or agronomic advisors in a mobile app, new technology is being integrated into farming operations in a variety of ways. Increased efficiency, data-backed decision support and improved productivity are all benefits that can be gained with technology.
Hear more about the “Connected Farm” at the World Agri-Tech Summit in San Francisco, CA on March 16th. Join Iteris’ Jeff Keiser, Vice President of Strategic Sales and Marketing, for a panel discussion on "The Connected Farm: Integrating Solutions for Value Generation.”
For growers looking to try out new precision ag software tools, Iteris is offering access to ClearAg Mobile® through a free trial. Allowing users to “try it, before they buy it,” Iteris welcomes new users to try out ClearAg Mobile for free if they sign up from now until June 30th.