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Precision Ag/Apps

How Far Can Technology Take Ag?

Drones used in agriculture

BY GLEN HARRIS TIFTON, GA. The fertilizer spreader truck rolls across the field spitting out a custom blend of N-P-K, secondary and micronutrients based on grid soil sampling, followed later by the sidedress rig equipped with sensors to measure plant height and greenness and apply the exact amount of additional N (and other nutrients that may be needed). Just before ... Read More »

Is It Time To Consider Precision Farming?

As we begin making plans for our crop production this year, we will be scrutinizing some areas of our production that we haven’t been doing in the past few years. With crop prices the way they are and our input costs the same as last year or higher, we will have to focus more on certain areas than we have ... Read More »

Managing Irrigated Cotton in the Mid-South

By Carroll Smith, Senior Writer The Mid-South is a humid region, which typically has abundant rainfall during the cotton-growing season. Even so, producers have continued to increase their irrigated cotton acres and are curious about how to manage irrigation to realize the most benefit from it. Several years ago, FSA numbers put Arkansas at about 75 percent irrigated cotton acres, ... Read More »