New report looks at evolving role of tech in cropping systems


What we describe as new technology is continuously changing; however, the impact it has on our cropping systems remains strong.

Dr. Terry Griffin, cropping systems economist at Kansas State University has written a report for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on technology adoption, entitled “Precision Ag in a Digital Era.”

Although the word technology does have a different meaning throughout time — especially if you consider technologies from the 1940s, such as fertilizer — since the early 1990s, precision, or digital agriculture has focused on sensors and location navigation, says Griffin, which is what the USDA report focused on.

RealAg Radio host Shaun Haney had the opportunity to catch up with Dr. Griffin on the report, what it means, where this plays into our future, the differences within the industry, and more. Check it out, below:

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