Dr. Clarence Swanton, a professor and weed scientist in the department of agriculture at the University of Guelph, believes the key to unlocking greater profitability — while coaxing greater diversity — is through precision agriculture, writes Ralph Pearce on Country Guide.ca.
Precision agriculture, Swanton says, has given a clear indication of field variability. In his estimation, that is its biggest contribution by far, through yield mapping and the ability to manage the variability identified in those maps.
Unfortunately, precision ag has also created an overload factor for growers. Many are overwhelmed with the volume and specificity associated with the technology.