The Guidance & Section Control Profit Calculator focuses on guidance systems and section controllers, with the goal of helping growers understand their return on an investment in this technology.
The calculator is now available on the Kansas State University Research and Extension Ag Manager website, under Decision-Making Tools.
The calculator will prompt growers to enter farm input data (acreage, width of field, distance of land to cover, etc.) specific to their individual operation. Growers can then enter information about their planter, fertilizer rig, and other equipment. Based on the information entered, the calculator will report how much of a payback growers will see (in dollars/acre), and approximately how long that payback will take (in years) based on the cost of the equipment required. The tool will also give growers a total farm operation result, based on all farm equipment.
This tool was developed as a cooperative effort between the PrecisionAg Institute and Kansas State University.