Dr. Ray Asebedo is a former assistant professor of precision agriculture at Kansas State University and consultant for Topcon Agriculture. He focuses on the development of agronomic algorithms and IoT to enable farmers to utilize optical sensor technologies for nutrient management in corn, soybeans and wheat.
What I really started to notice in the latter half of 2019 is that various larger farms, with a very progressive agronomy program and also independent agronomic consultants or regional size agronomy firms taking technology matters into their own hands.
What these cloud platforms aim to do is what we’re trying to call a virtual farm, where they’re really trying to recreate and do simulations of what could happen based on the data that you’ve got feeding in.
We're never going to get to the point, or we just aren't yet to the point where sensor technology is to where you don't have to soil sample. It's still a highly recommended practice that can really improve the quality of your nutrient management program.
One area where Dr. Ray Asebedo sees potential is with crop protection. In one study, the end result revealed as much as a 40 bushel difference in corn yields — 220 to 260 bushels per acre — based on where fungicide was and wasn’t applied.
Agronomic consultant Bill Preller discusses the origins and evolution of his involvement in the R&D of the DMI strip-till bar and why he views strip-till as an ideal marriage of ag machinery and agronomic aspects of soil management.
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