Precision farming may aid insect control

Langcuster, Jim
October 2004
Southeast Farm Press;10/6/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 23, p27
Trade Publication
The article explains the role of precision farming in insect control. Precision farming, a marriage between space age technology and personal and pocket computers, enables farmers to download a wide array of information from orbiting satellites to guide fertilizer and chemical applications. Insect expert Kathy Randers believes that the technology also could be adapted to insect scouting. She and an Alabama Cooperative Extension System entomologist already are using the GPS mapping techniques to log exactly where an insect sample comes from and to develop highly accurate maps of an area's topography.


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