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Precision Farming Dealer’s Best of the Web: July 27, 2022

Precision Farming Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of our great agricultural industry. Here is our favorite content from the past week:


Best of the Web This Week is brought to you by Salford Group.


As global leaders with the widest range of spinner spreaders and air boom applicators in the industry, Salford Group has got you covered. Backed by over 400 application-specific dealers, eight North American parts distribution centers and revered in-field application support, we’re the partners you need to make your business as productive as possible.


5 Questions to Ask Customers Considering Precision Ag Purchases

This farmer-focused article from agtechfinder offers 5 questions to help the customer identify objectives for their operation and the agtech solutions that will meet those goals. Questions to consider include level of understanding about the precision solution, core business activities and what impacts those core business activities.

Five questions to answer before considering AgTech adoption

Soiled Undies a Good Thing for Ryan Heiniger

Ryan Heiniger, who you may remember as the driving force behind Pheasants Forever’s focus on precision agriculture, unveiled a pair of soiled undies in June dug up from one of his corn fields. Tattered underwear are a sign of good soil health — and Ryan’s is great based on this photo he shared on Twitter. After only 45 days, he found basically just a waistband in a corn field that had a rye cover crop on it.


University of Florida Using AI to Save Ailing Florida Citrus Industry

After Florida’s citrus industry ended the 2022 growing season with its lowest production in eight decades, two startups in the University of Florida’s business incubator is using AI to create a new tool to help the industry combat diseases that are lowering production. Satlantis and Agriculture Intelligence are creating a partnership to speed up satellite data collection to demonstrate growth and health of trees, including nutrient analysis to inform fertilization treatments.

rows of citrus trees

Explained: How DigiFarm’s VBN Works

This video from Farm Innovations is a simple explanation of DigiFarm’s VBN, which provides sub-inch accurate RTK corrections for any brand of GPS guidance. The system creates a virtual base station, essentially giving the customer a base station in the field.


Robot of the Week: Guardian Agriculture Autonomous Crop Duster

Agricultural products and services provider Wilbur-Ellis will begin flying Guardian Agriculture’s autonomous crop dusters next year. The four-propeller aircraft can spray 40 acres in an hour, and this article from IoT World Today says Wilbur-Ellis is looking to deploy the autonomous crop dusters in California’s Salinas Valley first. The short video below shows one in action.


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Best of the Web This Week is brought to you by Salford Group.

At Salford Group, we have range – in our product lineup and when it comes time to apply. As global leaders with the widest range of spinner spreaders and air boom applicators in the industry, we’ve got you covered. Salford’s BBI and Valmar applicators are proven over millions of acres and range from simple, durable fleet spreaders to precision, variable rate machines engineered for high acreage, custom application. Backed by over 400 application-specific dealers, eight North American parts distribution centers and revered in-field application support, we’re the partners you need to make your business as productive as possible.

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