Growers seeking simple, low-tech approach to precision agriculture

Robinson, Elton
March 2005
Southeast Farm Press;3/9/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the approach adopted by cotton producers in precision agriculture. Many cotton producers trying precision agriculture today are doing what they've always done when a new thing comes along, that is test first, keep it simple and start with a low-tech, low-cost approach. Friars Point, Mississippi, cotton producer John McKee, who spoke about his experiences with variable- rate applications, said enthusiasm for precision agriculture should be tempered with the realities of the cotton economy. McKee, whose background is engineering, started working with precision agriculture seven years ago and prefers a low-tech, low-cost approach. McKee uses aerial imagery supplied by In-Time for variable-rate applications of plant growth regulator, insecticides and defoliants.


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