Ag Tech: AMVAC’s SIMPAS Prescriptive System
Let’s talk about some new ag tech today. I spoke with experts at the 2022 National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting in Kansas City. Jim Lappin, Director of the SIMPAS Product Portfolio with AMVAC joins us to chat about new ag tech in their neck of the woods.
“We started our precision ag footprint with SIMPAS which is a system that can be mounted to a planter that’s an after-market system where a grower can apply up to three products prescriptively, per acre. So instead of making a decision ‘I’m going to treat the whole field,’ I can make a decision to ‘maybe one component I do treat most of the field,’ where I can variable-rate something, or I can prescriptively-apply just a specific zone to solve a specific problem.”
“Let’s say you have something like nematodes, so I can take a nematicide that’s labeled for the crop I’m targeting, and I can just go apply it in those zones specifically. So instead of spending for the input on the whole field, I get savings, and I’m putting the product where I’m getting the highest return-on-investment. It allows a grower to be much more specific, manage by field management area, instead of whole-field decisions.”