PRECISION TECHNOLOGY seems to evolve at the speed of an Olympic sprinter these days (Usain Bolt is still REALLY fast, in case anyone forgot). It seems like every other day we get word of a hot new startup out of Silicon Valley getting into the business of yield maps and variable-rate fertilizer data or some cool new product that growers “must-have” to optimize their yields and return-on-investment.
Staying on top of it all can be a bit of a pain-in-the-you-know-what. Yet, as a wise man (or woman) once said, “a smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.”
With that being said, we’ve gone back through our notes from the past six months of travel for PrecisionAg.com and have come up with some of the top companies we feel growers and retailers need to keep tabs on going into the new year. We also solicited some help from some of our more tuned-in industry friends, who were more than happy to oblige (as long as their comments remain anonymous).
So, without further ado, here are 15 precision agriculture companies that we feel will continue to advance the cause of precision farming in the next 12 months: