Farmers Edge Working at Solving the Data Management Headache of Precision Agriculture

Bleeding edge, leading edge and early adopters — how far has variable rate and precision farming evolved in just five years? For the answer to that question, Shaun Haney caught up with Scott Phillips, with FarmersEdge, at Saskatoon’s Crop Production Show.

From the difference between treating data like a commodity or an information source, to the economies of scale when implementing integrated mapping and variable rate precision on your farm, Phillips shares his company’s perspective on the potential for the technology and where it could be headed in the future. A key aspect of making precision farming really pay, Phillips says, is managing field data effectively and making the tech easier to use. Check out the interview below for more on how FarmersEdge is tackling the data management issue.

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