Precision Placement of Ag Inputs
Scientists are working to better understand the complex relationships between plants, inputs and the natural soil biome. Sound Agriculture’s Travis Bayer says they’re looking for data-driven products focused on environmental sustainability and placement, to keep money in the pockets of growers.
Bayer… “So we’re always growing our data and our understanding around a few things. One is microbes, right, the biology and the diversity of what’s in the soil. The second is, what molecules, or what chemistry actually influences those microbes. And so that’s part of what we that’s a little bit different, is really try to understand the molecular interactions. And then the third level of data that we’re collecting and building on year after year is really the impact of molecules and microbes on yield and on agronomic performance. So, it really is this sort of continuum from molecule to microbe to field, where we’re trying to understand how all of that interacts and really do that in a way that we can continue to develop better and better products, but also continue to refine our understanding of placement because every single product in ag does not work the same way on every acre. It’s always environment dependent. And so what we really want to do is understand at the agronomic level and at the molecular level, those interactions so we can place the product better to give higher ROI for the grower.”
That’s Travis Bayer with Sound Agriculture.