Making precision ag work
Farmers today can collect tremendous amounts of data. But taken on their own, individual data sources are really not all of that actionable or valuable. That’s why LandScan’s Dan Rooney wants to create the infrastructure that connects all of the disparate data sources.
Rooney… “So once you have your fields mapped, right, the underground, then you can make better sense of the ongoing remote sensing. Because you understand the relationship between whatever variety that you're growing. Are you going produce small almonds, you know, so that they can go whole into see through packaging? Are you going to produce medium sized lemons, which are, you know, much more valuable than small or large lemons? Where is that happening? Right? I mean, the whole field's treated the same. It's not random. It's because of the environment. So if we can understand that relationship, and then the next time you plant, or if you want to change emitters or you want to change something, you know where to do that.”
Rooney said with this level of precision, the farm of the future will look a lot different because it will be optimized to the variability of the crop and soil in which it grows.
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