Precision Adds Sustainability to Peanut Farming

Cindy Zimmerman2013 Conference, Audio0 Comments

spgc13-agleaderOne of the greatest advancements in farming sustainability over the past decade or so has come from the use of precision technology.

“One of the biggest things we can offer them is guidance,” said Ag Leader Technology southeast territory representative Kyle Snodgrass. “They are able to actually figure out where the peanuts are going in the ground and where they’re going to be when it’s time to harvest.”

Kyle says that improved cell phone coverage has helped improve signal capability for guidance systems and there are lots of new precision products, such as Advanced Seed Monitoring and variable rate applicators, that more peanut growers are starting to use. “They look at their bottom line after the first year and they’re absolutely shocked and amazed and they say why did a I wait so long?”

This is the third year that Ag Leader has been a sponsor of SPGC.

Listen to my interview with Kyle here: Listen To MP3Ag Leader Rep Kyle Snodgrass (MP3)

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