Canada: Precision Agriculture Means Less is More for Irrigators
Very few studies have examined precision agriculture in Canada, but a new one from University of Lethbridge researchers has put some numbers on the benefits, reports Alberta Farm Express.
And they’re big — both in terms of reducing inputs and in boosting yields.
Last fall, economists Lorraine Nicol and Chris Nicol surveyed irrigators in the Taber Irrigation District and found 81 per cent of them have implemented some measure of precision agriculture. There is a high satisfaction rate with the technologies, and many who utilize them plan to adopt more in the future.