Spot Spray Technology Changes the Economic Decision of What to Apply
Precision applications of seed, fertilizer and spraying are game changers for a lot of farmers. But not just in the obvious way of maximizing every acre. In the case of spraying, this spot spraying technology also change the economic factors that drive which products make sense. Eric Taipale is the CTO of Sentera.
Taipale… “It seems to us that the technologies that are being deployed are going to let growers address their fields for a longer part of the season. I can send a drone over to go address a quarter of an acre or a small area almost any time. I don't have to worry about compaction. I don't have to worry about, does it even make sense to roll a half a million dollar sprayer out to that field? And they're going to be a lot of different ways that that chemistry can be applied. And it starts to get kind of overwhelming to think about well when those technologies are enabled, what's actually gonna happen to the chemistry? What's gonna happen to the product mix? What's gonna happen to the management strategies? And I think it's safe to say I don't know. I don't know. But we're gonna be part of that problem of what's on that field, so that grower and that grower's advisor are always going to have a picture of what's going on on that field.”
Again that’s Sentera CTO Eric Taipale.