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.
Farmers are increasingly interested in remote sensing, based on the promise that it’s going to help them make better management decisions. Today, the data is more easily interpretable. And with the connectivity piece improving, getting your data, to and from the cab is becoming easier.
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.
Experienced Seguin, Texas, strip-tiller John Friesenhahn discusses the setup of his 12-row strip-till rig, and some of the modifications he's made and plans to make to improve performance strip-tilling corn and cotton.
Kuhn Krause's focus, above all, is to continue to produce quality products to serve producers better; to strive to respond to their needs with new tools and new technology to meet their growing challenges. Agronomic practices are constantly changing, and at a faster pace now than ever.