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Crop Sensors Emerging as Useful, Profitable No-Till Tool

Farmers and manufacturers discuss the payback crop sensors offer, as well as their vulnerabilities and what the future may hold for the technology.
There’s little doubt among farmers that data pouring from a myriad of displays, sensors, monitors and other precision farming equipment is going to help them be more efficient. However, analysis and timing often stand in the way of that goal.
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Crop Diversity, Precision Technology Push No-Till Further

Seeing the potential for more than just erosion control, Ohio growers Bret and Gene Margraf overhauled their no-till system by adding wheat and cover crops, variable-rate seeding and fertility and split-nitrogen applications.
Thirteen thousand pounds of residue sounds like a lot to manage, but on Bret Margraf's farm it's not something to worry about.
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Crop Sensors Making Their Case

These high-tech precision units can spoon-feed nitrogen where it’s needed to maximize yields — but do they pay their way?
It’s a two-sided coin that every farmer wants to achieve: maximum yields with minimum inputs. Crop-sensor technology can, according to ongoing farmer and university research, help accomplish that.
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